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Aithsetter, with Mousa in the distance
Cunningsburgh is located in Shetland
Cunningsburgh shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU430301
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2
Dialling code 01950
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
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60°03′14″N 1°13′34″W / 60.054°N 1.226°W / 60.054; -1.226Coordinates: 60°03′14″N 1°13′34″W / 60.054°N 1.226°W / 60.054; -1.226

Cunningsburgh, formerly also known as Coningsburgh (Old Norse: Konungsborgr meaning "King's castle"), is a hamlet and ancient parish in the south of Mainland, Shetland. The hamlet is on the coast, nine miles south south west of Lerwick, about half way between there and Sumburgh Head. The parish was merged with Dunrossness and Sandwick. It is on the A970 road.[1]

Amongst the settlements in the parish are Aithsetter.


  1. ^ "A970". Sabre. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 

This article incorporates text from - Wilson, Rev. John The Gazetteer of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1882) Published by W. & A.K. Johnstone

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