Road sign pointing to Twatt
Twatt shown within Orkney
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|Council area||Orkney Islands|
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|UK Parliament||Orkney and Shetland|
Twatt is a small settlement in the parish of Birsay on the Mainland of the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It was previously the location of a RNAS airfield, HMS Tern, 1940–1949. Twatt is situated at the junction of the A986 and the A967.
The name Twatt is similar to the common English expletive "twat", (an insulting word used by someone to express contempt or derision for another individual, although it can also colloquially refer to a vagina). Its name featured at number four in a list of the most vulgar-sounding names in Rude Britain, along with its Shetland counterpart. There is also an Upper Twatt Road on the island in Stenness.
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- "Twatt". Abandoned, Forgotten and Little Known Airfields in Europe. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
- "Twatt Airfield". Canmore. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
- "A986". Sabre. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- "A967". Sabre. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- "Orkney Islands Council - Development and Environment Services - List of public roads as of 1 December 2010" (PDF). Orkney Islands Council. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
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