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
Location within Shetland
OS grid referenceHU364896
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtZE2 9
Dialling code01595
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
Official nameRonas Hill - North Roe & Tingon
Designated11 August 1997
Reference no.916[1]
List of places
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

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.[2] 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.[3][4][5] 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.


  1. ^ "Ronas Hill - North Roe & Tingon". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ "North Roe Primary School". Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Designated and Proposed Ramsar sites in Scotland". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  5. ^ "RAMSAR sites". Scottish Natural Heritage. Retrieved 13 October 2011.

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