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Grutness from Fair Isle ferry jetty - - 335336.jpg
Grutness from the Fair Isle ferry jetty
Grutness is located in Shetland
Grutness shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU403099
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE3
Dialling code 01950
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
59°52′23″N 1°16′44″W / 59.873°N 1.279°W / 59.873; -1.279Coordinates: 59°52′23″N 1°16′44″W / 59.873°N 1.279°W / 59.873; -1.279

Grutness is a small settlement and headland at the southern tip of the main island of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The settlement is within the parish of Dunrossness.[1] It is located close to Sumburgh Head, and is the terminus of the ferry service between the Shetland Mainland and Fair Isle. It has a pebbly beach and seals, whales and orcas can be seen in the sea nearby.[2]


  1. ^ "Details of Parish of Dunrossness". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Grutness Beach". UK Beach Guide. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 

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