"Toy Town", Brae
Brae shown within Shetland
|Population||660  (2001 census)
est. 690 (2006)
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Orkney and Shetland|
- "Brae" is also the Lowland Scots language word for the slope or brow of a hill.
Traditionally a fishing village, with the construction of the nearby Sullom Voe Oil Terminal in the 1970s Brae grew rapidly, merging with the nearby village of Northbrae. It is located at the northeast end of Busta Voe, on the narrow isthmus that separates the mainland from Northmavine. The village also stages its own Up Helly Aa. brae also means protector of the high lands in Scottish.
Brae is the Lowland Scots word for the slope or brow of a hill. The word 'Brae' in Shetland dialect has a different meaning; it may come from the Old Norse word breiðr meaning broad. The village may take its name from the broad isthmus between Sullom Voe and Busta Voe as opposed to the narrower one a little further north at Mavis Grind. Alternatively the name may mean "a slope to the sea".
- "Comparative Population Profile: Brae Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 29 April 2001. Retrieved 31 August 2008.
- "Table 1: Mid-2006 Population Estimates - Settlements in alphabetical order". General Register Office for Scotland. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2008.
- "Brae". Shetlopedia. Retrieved 30 July 2008.
- "Hannah Miley and Erraid Davies: a champion and a cherub now on the same wavelength | Herald Scotland". heraldscotland.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- "About us". Delting Dolphins Swimming Club. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
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