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Council Houses, Tripwell, Whalsay, Shetland - - 132143.jpg
Council Houses, Tripwell
Tripwell is located in Shetland
Tripwell shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU552644
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2
Dialling code 01806
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
60°21′40″N 0°59′56″W / 60.361°N 0.999°W / 60.361; -0.999Coordinates: 60°21′40″N 0°59′56″W / 60.361°N 0.999°W / 60.361; -0.999

Tripwell is a hamlet in western Whalsay in the parish of Nesting in the Shetland islands of Scotland. It is located to the south of the village of Brough, northeast of Marrister. Scarfmoor Burn passes on the eastern side of the settlement, passing an old mill in Tripwell.[1] Council houses were built in Tripwell in the late 1970, consisting of sheltered housing for senior citizens and 2 and 3 bedroom family houses.

In 1993, Ship's Monthly reported that a Joseph Kay of 18 Tripwell was researching the life history of Captain Thomas Kay, master of the sailing vessel Earl of Dunmore (1891-1903), contributing to the local history of Shetland.[2]


  1. ^ "Site Record for Whalsay, Scarfmoor Burn". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Ships Monthly. Waterway Productions Ltd. 1993. p. 45. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 

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