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View over Bigton to Foula (geograph 2770608).jpg
A view over Bigton and across the sea to Foula
Bigton is located in Shetland
Bigton shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU377211
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2
Dialling code 01950
Police Scottish
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EU Parliament Scotland
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59°58′26″N 1°19′23″W / 59.974°N 1.323°W / 59.974; -1.323Coordinates: 59°58′26″N 1°19′23″W / 59.974°N 1.323°W / 59.974; -1.323

Bigton is a small settlement on South Mainland, Shetland, UK. Bigton is within the parish of Dunrossness.[1]

Bigton lies on the Atlantic coast of the island overlooking St Ninian's Isle and within view is the island of Burra, further to the north. It is 18 miles by road from Lerwick, just off the B9122 and lies just north of the settlement of Scousburgh. The smaller settlement of Ireland adjoins Bigton.

Facilities include a post office/shop and a cafe.


  1. ^ "Details of Bigton". Scottish Places. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 

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