Sodom, Shetland

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  • Sudheim
Sodom is located in Shetland
Sodom shown within Shetland
Population 100 
OS grid reference HU547623
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2
Dialling code 01806
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Coordinates: 60°20′31″N 1°00′47″W / 60.342°N 1.013°W / 60.342; -1.013

Sodom (known locally as Sudheim) is a settlement on Whalsay, Shetland.[1] The name is a corruption of the Old Norse Suðheim meaning "south home". It was formerly the home of Hugh MacDiarmid, who was greatly amused at the anglicised form of the name.[2]


  1. ^ Google maps entry for Sodom, Shetland
  2. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 

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