Ollaberry

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Ollaberry
Ollaberry - geograph.org.uk - 181217.jpg
The waterfront at Ollaberry
Ollaberry is located in Shetland
Ollaberry
Ollaberry
Location within Shetland
OS grid referenceHU362804
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOllaberry
Postcode districtZE2
Dialling code01806
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
60°30′25″N 1°20′20″W / 60.507°N 1.339°W / 60.507; -1.339Coordinates: 60°30′25″N 1°20′20″W / 60.507°N 1.339°W / 60.507; -1.339

Ollaberry (Old Norse: Olafrsberg, meaning Olaf's Hill) is a settlement on Mainland, Shetland, Scotland on the west shore of Yell Sound. The land round here is fertile by Shetland standards.

Notable People[edit]

Andrew Cheyne, the father of Sir William Cheyne, 1st Baronet the famous surgeon was from here.[1] Sir William himself was born at sea off Tasmania.

Andrew Rodger Waterston FRSE (1912-1996) was born and raised here, the son of Rev James Waterston minister of the United Free Church of Scotland.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheyne, Sir William Watson (1852 - 1932)". Royal College of Surgeons of England. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  2. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5.

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