Scalloway Islands

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The south end of East Burra

The Scalloway Islands are in Shetland opposite Scalloway on south west of the Mainland.[1] They form a mini-archipelago and include:

The aforementioned islands were all part of the ancient civil parish of Burra, which was merged with Lerwick in 1891.[2]

They are shown on coloured maps as part of Lerwick.[3]

  • Hildasay/Hildesay - belongs to Civil parish of Tingwall
  • Langa - belongs to Civil parish of Tingwall
  • Linga (not to be confused with numerous Shetland islands of the same name) - belongs to Civil parish of Tingwall
  • Oxna - belongs to Civil parish of Tingwall
  • Trondra (linked to Mainland, and Burra by bridge) - belongs to Civil parish of Tingwall
  • St Ninian's Isle, connected to the Mainland by a tombolo, is not far to the south - belongs to Civil parish of Dunrossness

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://maps.nls.uk/view/74400861 Retrieved June 18, 2017

Coordinates: 60°5′N 1°20′W / 60.083°N 1.333°W / 60.083; -1.333