North Roe

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North Roe
Ayre at North Roe (geograph 2076946).jpg
Muckle Ayre at North Roe
North Roe is located in Shetland
North Roe
North Roe
North Roe shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU364896
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2 9
Dialling code 01595
Police Scottish
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Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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60°35′20″N 1°20′02″W / 60.589°N 1.334°W / 60.589; -1.334Coordinates: 60°35′20″N 1°20′02″W / 60.589°N 1.334°W / 60.589; -1.334
Designations
Official name Ronas Hill-North Roe & Tingon
Designated 11 August 1997

North Roe is a village, and protected area at the northern tip in the large Northmavine peninsula of the Mainland of Shetland, Scotland. It is a small village, with a school with less than a dozen pupils in 2011.[1] The moorland plateau to the south-west of the settlement is part of the Ronas Hill-North Roe and Tingon internationally recognised wetland site, protected under the terms of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.[2][3][4] and also a Special Protection Area under the Birds Directive The village is served by the A970 road which runs the length of the Shetland mainland from south to north and is a single-carriageway for the final nine miles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Roe Primary School". northroe.shetland.sch.uk. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Annotated Ramsar List: United Kingdom". The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. 5 September 2009. Archived from the original on 7 January 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Designated and Proposed Ramsar sites in Scotland". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "RAMSAR sites". Scottish Natural Heritage. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 

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