Vidlin

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Vidlin
Gardin, Vidlin, Shetland - geograph.org.uk - 157825.jpg
Gardin, Vidlin, Shetland
Vidlin is located in Shetland
Vidlin
Vidlin
 Vidlin shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU477654
Civil parish Nesting
Council area Shetland
Lieutenancy area Shetland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2
Dialling code 01806
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Orkney and Shetland
Scottish Parliament Shetland
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Coordinates: 60°22′16″N 1°08′02″W / 60.371°N 1.134°W / 60.371; -1.134

Vidlin (from Old Norse: Vaðill meaning a ford), is a small village located in the Shetland Islands of Scotland.

It is at the head of Vidlin Voe, is the modern heart of the old parish of Lunnasting, which centred on the early church at Lunna on Lunna Ness.

The poet Rhoda Bulter's mother came from Skelberry in Lunnasting, and she herself lived there for two crucially formative years when young.

Vidlin and Vidlin Voe

The Walls poet Christine de Luca has written a memoir and a series of poems about the branch of her family which hailed from Vidlin, on her father Alexander Pearson's side, entitled Dreams in Time's Ocean (2004).

The Lunnasting stone, which bears an undeciphered Pictish ogham inscription was found nearby and donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland in 1876.

Notable Vidlin Residents[edit]

  • Steven Robertson is a theatre and film actor who has appeared in a number of successful films. He was born in Vidlin and attended the local school.

External links[edit]

This article incorporates text from the corresponding article on Shetlopedia, which was licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License until September 14, 2007.