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Shetland Islands
Map of Shetland (click to expand)
Map of Shetland (click to expand)
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 12th
1,466 km²
? %
Admin HQ Lerwick
ISO 3166-2 GB-ZET
ONS code 00RD
Demographics
Population
- Total (2004)
- Density
Ranked 31st
21,940
15 / km²
Politics
Shetland Islands Council
http://www.shetland.gov.uk/
Control Independent
MPs
MSPs

The Shetland Islands, also called Shetland (archaically spelled Zetland) formerly called Hjaltland, comprise one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It is an archipelago between the Orkney Islands and the Faroe Islands, north of mainland Scotland, with a total area of approximately 1466 km². It forms part of the division between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea to the east. The administrative centre and only burgh is Lerwick. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x2624, 784 KB) // Summary Description: Shetland map Source: self-made, details of process below Date: 29th August 2005 Author: Finlay McWalter Permission: Im Finlay McWalter, and I endorse this message Method of production Drawn by Finlay McWalter in the following... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x2624, 784 KB) // Summary Description: Shetland map Source: self-made, details of process below Date: 29th August 2005 Author: Finlay McWalter Permission: Im Finlay McWalter, and I endorse this message Method of production Drawn by Finlay McWalter in the following... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of districts of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Location within the British Isles The Market Cross,Central Lerwick Lerwick is the only town and main port of the Shetland Islands, found more than 160km (100 miles) off the north coast of Scotland. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a list of districts of Scotland ordered by population. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Alistair Morrison Carmichael (born July 15, 1965) is a Liberal Democrat politician, and Member of Parliament for the Scottish seat of Orkney and Shetland. ... Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament. ... Tavish Scott (born 6 May 1966) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Shetland, and Minister for Transport. ... In language, an archaism is the deliberate use of an older form that has fallen out of current use. ... Geographical renaming is the act of changing the name of a geographical feature or area. ... The 32 council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... The Orkney Islands, usually called simply Orkney, are one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... Location within the British Isles The Market Cross,Central Lerwick Lerwick is the only town and main port of the Shetland Islands, found more than 160km (100 miles) off the north coast of Scotland. ...


Shetland is also a lieutenancy area, comprises the Shetland constituency of the Scottish Parliament, and was formerly a county. The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for ceremonial purposes such as Lord Lieutenancy. ... Shetland is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament which was created in 1999, at the same time as the parliament. ... The administrative counties of Scotland in 1974 The term Counties of Scotland can variously refer to the Traditional counties of Scotland The former administrative counties of Scotland, which were abolished in 1975. ...

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Composition

Out of the approximately 100 islands, only twelve are inhabited. The main island of the group is known as Mainland. Shetland Mainland shown within Shetland Islands Mainland is the main island of Shetland, Scotland. ...


The other inhabited islands are: Bressay, Burra, Fetlar, Foula, Muckle Roe, Papa Stour, Trondra, Vaila, Unst, Whalsay, Yell in the main Shetland group, plus Fair Isle and Out Skerries (see below). Bressay ( From Old Norse meaning Broad Sound Island) is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of around 400 people. ... Burra shown within Shetland Islands Burra is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. ... Fetlar shown within Shetland Islands Fetlar is one of the North Isles of Shetland, Scotland, with a population of about 100 people. ... Foula shown within Shetland Islands On the same latitude as Saint Petersburg lies hidden the bleak and yet spectacular island of Foula, Britain’s most remote permanently inhabited island, being one of the Shetland Islands, Scotland, and owned since the turn of the 20th Century by the Holbourn family. ... Muckle Roe is an island in Shetland, Scotland. ... Papa Stour shown within Shetland Islands Papa Stour is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of around thirty people, some of whom have immigrated since an appeal for residents in the 1970s. ... Trondra is an island in Shetland, Scotland. ... Vaila is an island in Shetland, Scotland, lying south of the Westland peninsula of the Shetland Mainland. ... Unst shown within Shetland Islands The worlds most comfortable bus shelter? Unst is one of the North Isles of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. ... Whalsay shown within Shetland Islands Whalsay (From Old Norse meaning Whale Island) is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of more than 1000 people. ... Yell shown within Shetland Islands Look up yell in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fair Isle (From Old Norse frioar-øy) is an island administratively part of the Shetland Islands, although in fact closer to North Ronaldsay island which is part of the Orkney Islands group. ... The Outer Skerries, often called the Out Skerries or just The Skerries (although this may lead to confusion with the Ve Skerries), are a island group in Shetland, Scotland. ...


Other , uninhabited, islands include:

Fair Isle lies approximately halfway between Shetland and Orkney, but it is administered as part of Shetland and is often counted as part of the island group. The Out Skerries lie east of the main group. Due to the islands' latitude, on clear winter nights the aurora borealis or 'northern lights' can sometimes be seen in the sky, while in summer there is almost perpetual daylight, a state of affairs known locally as the 'simmer dim'. Indeed, when standing at the highest point in the Isles, Ronas Hill, the sun does not set at mid summer. Balta is an uninhabited island in Shetland, Scotland, lying east of Unst and Balta Sound. ... Brother Isle (from the Old Norse breidare øy meaning broad beach island) is a small, uninhabited island in Shetland, Scotland. ... Gruney is a small, uninhabited island in Shetland, Scotland. ... Hascosay is a small island lying between Yell and Fetlar in the Shetland Islands. ... Hildasay is an island off the west coast of the Shetland Mainland. ... Huney is an uninhabited island near to the island of Unst in the Shetland Islands. ... Lamba is an uninhabited island within the Shetland Islands. ... Linga is a very small uninhabited island off the east coast of Yell near Gutcher. ... Mousa is a small island in Shetland, uninhabited since the nineteenth century. ... The Muckle Flugga lighthouse. ... Noss is a small island in Shetland, Scotland, uninhabited since 1939. ... Out Stack or Oosta is the northernmost of the British Isles, lying immediately to the north of Muckle Flugga and 3 km north of the island of Unst. ... Papa is one of the Scalloway Islands, lying north west of Burra and east of Oxna in Shetland, Scotland. ... Papa Little is an island in Shetland, Scotland with an area of around 2 km². It lies north west of the Shetland Mainland, south of Muckle Roe and has been uninhabited since the 1840s. ... South Havra is one of the Scalloway Islands in Shetland, Scotland. ... Uyea is an uninhabited island in Shetland, Scotland, lying south of Unst. ... Vementry is an uninhabited island in Shetland, Scotland, lying south of Muckle Roe and north of the Westland peninsula of the Shetland Mainland. ... Fair Isle (From Old Norse frioar-øy) is an island administratively part of the Shetland Islands, although in fact closer to North Ronaldsay island which is part of the Orkney Islands group. ... The Outer Skerries, often called the Out Skerries or just The Skerries (although this may lead to confusion with the Ve Skerries), are a island group in Shetland, Scotland. ... Aurora borealis Polar aurorae are optical phenomena characterized by colorful displays of light in the night sky. ...

County of Zetland
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 15th
352,876 acres
? %
County town Lerwick
Chapman code SHI
(In Detail) (Coat of Arms)
Motto Með lögum skal land byggja
Shetland islands relative to Scotland
Shetland islands relative to Scotland

This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of traditional counties of Scotland ordered by area. ... A county town is the capital of a county in Ireland or the United Kingdom. ... Location within the British Isles The Market Cross,Central Lerwick Lerwick is the only town and main port of the Shetland Islands, found more than 160km (100 miles) off the north coast of Scotland. ... Chapman codes are largely a superset of the ISO 3166-2:GB and BS 6879 codes identifying administrative divisions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and their surrounding islands, but covering historical divisions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Shetland. ... Shetland Coat of Arms. ... Flag of Shetland The flag of Shetland was designed by Roy Grönneberg and Bill Adams in 1969. ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. ... council area of Scotland File links The following pages link to this file: Shetland Islands Categories: NowCommons | GFDL images ... council area of Scotland File links The following pages link to this file: Shetland Islands Categories: NowCommons | GFDL images ...

History

The old Gaelic name for the Shetland Isles (Innse Cat, "Islands of the Cat People") suggests that the original inhabitants were the same tribal group who inhabited Caithness ("Cat People's Headland", ) and Sutherland (Cataibh, "Cat People's Land"). Missionaries arrived around the 7th century and began converting the population to Christianity. Sometime in the 9th century, Shetland was invaded by the Norse and became a Norwegian colony for approximately 500 years, but ownership of Shetland, along with Orkney, defaulted to the crown of Scotland on 20 February 1472 following non-payment of the marriage dowry of Margaret of Denmark, queen of James III of Scotland. Subsequent attempts to make good on the debt and reclaim Shetland have been ignored, including the last bid in the early years of the twentieth century. {citation needed} Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Caithness (Gallaibh in Gaelic) is a traditional county and former administrative county within the Highland area of Scotland. ... Sutherland (Cataibh in Gaelic) is a traditional county which is now within the Highland local government area of Scotland. ... A missionary is a propagator of religion, often an evangelist or other representative of a religious community who works among those outside of that community. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus as recounted in the New Testament. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Colonialism. ... The list of monarchs of Scotland concerns the Kingdom of Scotland. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events February 20 - The Orkneys and Shetlands are annexed to the crown of Scotland Discovery of Newfoundland by Didrik Pining and João Vaz Corte-Real. ... A dowry (also known as trousseau) is a gift of money or valuables given by the groomss family to that of the bride to permit their marriage. ... Margaret of Denmark (June 23, 1456 - before July 14, 1486) was the daughter of King Christian I of Denmark (1448-81), Norway (1450-81), and Sweden (1457-64), and his wife Dorothea of Brandenburg. ... James III can refer to: James III of Scotland James Francis Edward Stuart; the Old Pretender James III of Cyprus This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...


During World War II, boats from the Shetland Islands provided a relief service to occupied Norway, known as the "Shetland bus". Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The Shetland bus was the popular name of the escape route and supply route established between occupied Norway and the Shetland Islands (Scotland), operated initially by a large number of small fishing boats and later by three US made submarinechasers; HNoMS Vigra, HNoMS Hitra and HNoMS Hessa. ...


Notable places

Clickimin broch is a big, seaside broch near Lerwick, Shetland. ... Fort Charlotte in Shetland, UK was built by Robert Mylne under the orders of Charles II at the start of the 2nd of the Anglo-Dutch Wars in 1665, and it held off a Dutch fleet in 1667 who thought it was far more heavily manned and gunned than it... Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. ... Mavis Grind is the name given to a narrow isthmus joining the Northmavine peninsular to the rest of Shetland Mainland in the Shetland Islands, UK. It is just 35 yards wide at its narrowest point. ... Mousa Broch is the finest example of a Broch in Shetland, and one of the finest examples of an Iron Age round tower or broch in the world. ... // How to find Muness Castle Muness Castle lies in the south east corner of Unst, Shetlands most northerly inhabited island, not far from the rocky headland of Mu Ness. ... Old Scatness is an archaeological site, consisting of mediaeval, Viking, Pictish, and Bronze Age remains. ... Scalloway Castle is a picturesque, dramatic castle at the seaside town of Scalloway in the Shetland Islands. ... St Ninians isle is a small island in the Shetland Islands, believed to be holy and dedicated to Shetlands unofficial patron saint, the ambiguous and enigmatic Saint Ninian, who is widely venerated on the nearby Orkney Islands. ... Sullom Voe is an inlet between North Mainland and Northmavine on Shetland in Scotland, and an oil terminal sited on its shore. ... Sumburgh Head is located at the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland in northern Scotland. ... Skaw, in the Shetlands, is the northernmost settlement in the United Kingdom. ...

Economy

Traditionally, the economic activities of Shetland were primarily agricultural, especially the raising of Shetland sheep, known for their unusually fine wool, along with the Shetland Sheepdog as well as the Shetland pony. Crops raised include oats and barley; however, the cold, windswept islands make for a harsh environment for most plants. Crofting, the farming of small plots of land on a legally restricted tenancy basis, is still practiced and viewed as a key Shetland tradition as well as important source of income. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog (or Sheltie) is a breed of dog, originally bred to be small sheep dogs ideally suited for the terrain of the Shetland Islands. ... A Shetland with the winter coat beginning to shed Shetland ponies, also known as shelts, are small (on average up to 42 inches to the wither) but strong for their size. ... In Scotland a croft is a small parcel of agricultural land that is occupied and farmed by a crofter who pays rent to the landlord who owns the land. ...


More recently, oil reserves discovered in the 20th century out to sea have provided a much needed alternative source of income for the islands. The East Shetland Basin is becoming one of Europe's largest oil fields. Oil produced there is landed at the Sullom Voe terminal in Shetland. The East Shetland Basin is a major oil-producing area of the North Sea between Scotland and Norway. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Sullom Voe is an inlet between North Mainland and Northmavine on Shetland in Scotland, and an oil terminal sited on its shore. ...

Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and oleum – oil), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... Many stoves use natural gas. ... The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ...

Language

The Pictish language was replaced by Norn, which was replaced by the Northern Dialect of Scots, which in turn is being replaced by Scottish English. However, the legacy of Norn remains in the grammar and a number of words, making the Shetland dialect distinctive from Scottish English. The Picts inhabited Caledonia (Scotland), north of the River Forth. ... Norn is an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken on the Shetland Islands and Orkney Islands, off the coast of Scotland. ... Scots or Lallans (Eng: Lowlands), sometimes called Lowland Scots to distinguish it from the Gaelic language of the Highlands, is a West Germanic language used in Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland, and border areas of the Republic of Ireland, where it is known in official circles as Ulster Scots or... Scottish English is taken by some to include Scots and by others to exclude it. ...


As Norn was gradually replaced by Scots, the original Scandinavian name of the islands, Hjaltland (high land) became Ȝetland (the initial letter being the old Scots letter, yogh (which can also be found in the forename Menzies, e.g. Menzies Campbell.) This sounded almost identical to the original Norn sound, 'hj'). When the letter yogh was discontinued, it was often replaced by the similar-looking letter 'z', hence Zetland, the mispronounced form used to describe the pre-1975 county council. Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe named after the Scandinavian Peninsula. ... The letter yogh (Èœ ȝ; Middle English: ogh) was used in Middle English and Middle Scots, representing y (IPA: ) and various velar phonemes. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Pronunciation refers to: the way a word or a language is usually spoken; the manner in which someone utters a word. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The traditional counties of Scotland are historic and cutural divisions of Scotland. ...


Media

Shetland is served by a single weekly local newspaper, The Shetland Times, published every Friday. Radio Shetland, the local opt-out of BBC Radio Scotland, and SIBC, a commercial radio station, broadcast daily.


New media sources include The Shetland News the online daily newspaper: since 23rd November 1995, that brought the landmark web hyperlink debacle with The Shetland Times to the forefront of everyone's attention in the UK. Had the Shetland Times won the case against The Shetland News, Internet growth would have been stifled in the UK.


Other sources include Shetlink a community centric portal "Connecting Shetland" where people can express opinions on Shetland and related issues.


Notable Shetlanders

Arthur Anderson (1792, Shetland -1868), was a Scottish businessman and Liberal politician. ... The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company or P&O is a shipping line which started in 1840 after the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company won the British Admiralty contract to carry the mail overseas in 1837. ... Tom Anderson (1910-1991) was a renowned Shetland fiddler and teacher. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these... Image:Thumb Legendary guitarist Ian Bairnson (born August 3, 1953 in the Shetland Isles, Scotland) has been one of the most sought after sessionists in the music industry, working with a myriad of artists from a plethora of musical genres. ... The Alan Parsons Project was a British progressive rock and pop group active between 1975 and 1987 founded by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. ... Aly Bain (born 1946 in Lerwick, Shetland) is a Scottish fiddler who learned his instrument from the old-time master Tom Anderson. ... Private eye may mean: Look up Private eye on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Private Eye a fortnightly British satirical magazine-newspaper, edited by Ian Hislop (as of 2005) A private investigator, a private detective for hire (see also crime fiction and detective fiction) Private Eye, a song by Alkaline Trio... Herald is a common name for newspapers throughout the English-speaking world, and the Sunday editions are often called Sunday Herald. ... Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson (1866-1960) was a Scottish literary scholar and critic. ... The Right Honourable Norman Stewart Hughson Lamont, Baron Lamont of Lerwick, PC (born 8 May 1942) was Conservative MP for Kingston upon Thames from 1972 until 1997. ... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... The Rt. ... This article is about the year. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Steven Robertson (born in the Shetland Islands, Scotland) is a British theatre and film actor. ... Robert Stout (1844 - 1930) was Premier of New Zealand on two occasions in the late 19th century. ... The Prime Minister of New Zealand is New Zealands head of government and is the leader of the party or coalition with majority support in the Parliament of New Zealand. ... Coronation Street is Britains longest-running television soap opera, and the UKs consistently highest-rated show. ... Pulp are a British Britpop band, formed in Sheffield, England, in 1978 by then 15-year-old school-boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ... Candida Mary Doyle (born 25th August 1963 in Belfast) is a keyboard player and occasional backing vocalist with the band Pulp. ... Seven Up! is a popular documentary film series that follows the lives of fourteen British people from the age of seven to adulthood. ...

Shetland Islands on film

Michael Powell made The Edge of the World in 1937. This film is a dramatisation based on the true story of the evacuation of the last thirty-six inhabitants of the remote island of St Kilda on 29 August 1930. St Kilda lies in the Atlantic Ocean, ten miles (16 km) off the west coast of Scotland, and west of the Outer Hebrides; the inhabitants spoke Gaelic. Powell was unable to get permission to film on St. Kilda. Undaunted, he made the film over four months during the summer of 1936 on the island of Foula, in the Shetland Isles. Despite the fact that the Foula islanders speak the Norse-tinged dialect of Shetland, the film loses none of its power. Michael Powell film-maker. ... MacGinnis, Chrystall and Berry in The Edge of the World. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mercator projection map of the St Kilda Island group with inset of the British Isles. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Hebrides The Hebrides comprise a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, and in geological terms are composed of the oldest rocks in the British Isles. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Foula shown within Shetland Islands On the same latitude as Saint Petersburg lies hidden the bleak and yet spectacular island of Foula, Britain’s most remote permanently inhabited island, being one of the Shetland Islands, Scotland, and owned since the turn of the 20th Century by the Holbourn family. ...

MacGinnis, Chrystall and Berry in The Edge of the World. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... MacGinnis, Chrystall and Berry in The Edge of the World. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, television stars, video games and production crew personnel. ... Devils Gate is a 2003 British film directed by Stuart St. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Graham Fellows is an English comedy actor and musician, best known for creating the character of John Shuttleworth, an aspiring singer/songwriter in his late 50s from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with a quiet manner and slightly nerdish tendencies. ...

Council political composition

The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ...

See also

Up Helly Aa is any of a variety of fire festivals held in Shetland annually towards the end of winter. ...

External links

 
Scotland | Shetland Islands
National Flag of Sheltand
Inhabited islands: Mainland | Bressay | Burra | Fair Isle | Fetlar | Foula | Muckle Roe | Out Skerries | Papa Stour | Trondra | Unst | Vaila | Whalsay | Yell
Other islands: Mousa | Noss
Towns and villages: Lerwick | Aith | Baltasound | Brae | Grutness | Gutcher | Haroldswick | Scalloway | Skaw | Symbister | Toft | Ulsta | Uyeasound | Vidlin
Extreme points: Hermaness | Sumburgh Head
Transport: Sumburgh Airport
Archaeological sites: Jarlshof



Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Shetland. ... Shetland Mainland shown within Shetland Islands Mainland is the main island of Shetland, Scotland. ... Bressay ( From Old Norse meaning Broad Sound Island) is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of around 400 people. ... Burra shown within Shetland Islands Burra is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. ... Fair Isle (From Old Norse frioar-øy) is an island administratively part of the Shetland Islands, although in fact closer to North Ronaldsay island which is part of the Orkney Islands group. ... Fetlar shown within Shetland Islands Fetlar is one of the North Isles of Shetland, Scotland, with a population of about 100 people. ... Foula shown within Shetland Islands On the same latitude as Saint Petersburg lies hidden the bleak and yet spectacular island of Foula, Britain’s most remote permanently inhabited island, being one of the Shetland Islands, Scotland, and owned since the turn of the 20th Century by the Holbourn family. ... Muckle Roe is an island in Shetland, Scotland. ... The Outer Skerries, often called the Out Skerries or just The Skerries (although this may lead to confusion with the Ve Skerries), are a island group in Shetland, Scotland. ... Papa Stour shown within Shetland Islands Papa Stour is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of around thirty people, some of whom have immigrated since an appeal for residents in the 1970s. ... Trondra is an island in Shetland, Scotland. ... Unst shown within Shetland Islands The worlds most comfortable bus shelter? Unst is one of the North Isles of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. ... Vaila is an island in Shetland, Scotland, lying south of the Westland peninsula of the Shetland Mainland. ... Whalsay shown within Shetland Islands Whalsay (From Old Norse meaning Whale Island) is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, with a population of more than 1000 people. ... Yell shown within Shetland Islands Look up yell in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mousa is a small island in Shetland, uninhabited since the nineteenth century. ... Noss is a small island in Shetland, Scotland, uninhabited since 1939. ... Location within the British Isles The Market Cross,Central Lerwick Lerwick is the only town and main port of the Shetland Islands, found more than 160km (100 miles) off the north coast of Scotland. ... Aith is a settlement on Shetland Mainland. ... Look up brae in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Haroldswick or Harolds Wick, meaning Harolds Bay, is on Unst, Shetland and is one of the most northerly settlements in the British Isles. ... Scalloway is the largest settlement on Shetlands Atlantic coast and until 1708 was the capital of Shetland. ... Skaw, in the Shetlands, is the northernmost settlement in the United Kingdom. ... Toft could be: Toft, Cambridgeshire; Toft, Cheshire; Toft, Lincolnshire; Toft, Shetland; Toft, Warwickshire. ... Hermaness is a National Nature Reserve at the northern tip of the island of Unst, Shetland, Scotland. ... Sumburgh Head is located at the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland in northern Scotland. ... Sumburgh Airport is the main airport serving Shetland in Scotland. ... Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. ...

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Subdivisions created by the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... For local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as Council Areas which are all governed by unitary authorities designated as Councils. They have been in use since April 1, 1996, under the provisions of the Local Government etc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... The Local Government etc. ...


Aberdeen | Aberdeenshire | Angus | Argyll and Bute | Clackmannanshire | Dumfries and Galloway | Dundee | East Ayrshire | East Dunbartonshire | East Lothian | East Renfrewshire | na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) | Edinburgh | Falkirk | Fife | Glasgow | Highland | Inverclyde | Midlothian | Moray | North Ayrshire | North Lanarkshire | Orkney | Perth and Kinross | Renfrewshire | Scottish Borders | Shetland | South Ayrshire | South Lanarkshire | Stirling | West Dunbartonshire | West Lothian City of Aberdeen crest City of Aberdeen (Mòr-bhaile Obar Dheathain in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Angus (Aonghas in Gaelic) is one of the traditional counties and also one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland and a Lieutenancy area. ... Argyll and Bute (Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd in Gaelic) is both one of 32 unitary council areas; and a Lieutenancy Area in Scotland. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Dumfries and Galloway (Dùn Phris agus Gall-Ghaidhealaibh in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. ... City of Dundee (Mòr-bhaile Dhùn Dèagh in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Logo of East Ayrshire Council East Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... East Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. ... East Lothian (Lodainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... East Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Western Isles redirects here. ... City of Edinburgh (Mòr-bhaile Dhùn Èideann in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Falkirk (an Eaglais Bhreac in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas in Scotland. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... The City of Glasgow Council (Mòr-bhaile Ghlaschu in Gaelic) is one of the 32 Scottish unitary authorities, formerly Glasgow District Council and Glasgow Corporation in Glasgow, Scotland. ... The Highland unitary authority area (Roinn na Gàidhealtachd in Gaelic) is a local government area in the Scottish Highlands and the largest local government area in Scotland. ... Inverclyde (Inbhir Chluaidh in Gaelic) is one of 32 council areas in Scotland. ... The central portions of the old province of Lothian in Scotland, centred around Edinburgh, became known as Midlothian, Scotland. ... Moray (Moireibh in Gaelic), one of the 32 unitary council regions (or areas) of Scotland, lies in the north-east of the country and borders on the regions of Aberdeenshire and Highland. ... North Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Tuath in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... North Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... The Orkney Islands, usually called simply Orkney, are one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. ... Perth and Kinross (Peairt agus Ceann Rois in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority regions in Scotland. ... Scottish Borders (often referred to locally as The Borders or The Borderland) is one of 35 local government unitary council areas of Scotland. ... South Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire. ... South Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, covering the southern part of the traditional county of Lanarkshire. ... Stirling (Sruighlea in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland with a population of about 85,000. ... West Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. ... West Lothian or Linlithgowshire (Lodainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy area. ...


 
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* Subdivisions created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... The administrative counties of Scotland in 1974 The term Counties of Scotland can variously refer to the Traditional counties of Scotland The former administrative counties of Scotland, which were abolished in 1975. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1888 (52 & 53 Vict. ...


Aberdeenshire | Angus | Argyll | Ayrshire | Banffshire | Berwickshire | Bute | Caithness | Clackmannanshire | Cromartyshire | Dumfriesshire | Dunbartonshire | East Lothian | Fife | Inverness-shire | Kincardineshire | Kinross-shire | Kirkcudbrightshire | Lanarkshire | Midlothian | Moray | Nairnshire | Orkney | Peeblesshire | Perthshire | Renfrewshire | Ross | Ross and Cromarty * | Roxburghshire | Selkirkshire | Shetland | Stirlingshire | Sutherland | West Lothian | Wigtownshire The historic county of Aberdeenshire (Siorrachd Obar Dheathain in Gaelic) was until 1975 a county of Scotland. ... Angus (Aonghas in Gaelic) is one of the traditional counties and also one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland and a Lieutenancy area. ... Argyll, archaically Argyle (Airthir-Ghaidheal in Gaelic, translated as [the] East Gael, or [the] East Irish), sometimes called Argyllshire, is a traditional county of Scotland. ... Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir in Scottish Gaelic) was a county in south-west Scotland, located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde. ... Banffshire (Siorrachd Bhanbh in Gaelic) is a small traditional county in the north of Scotland. ... Berwickshire (Siorrachd Bhearaig in Gaelic) is a committee area of the Scottish Borders Council and a Lieutenancy area of Scotland, on the border with England. ... The County of Bute (Siorrachd Bhòid in Gaelic), commonly also known as Buteshire, is one of the registration counties of Scotland. ... Caithness (Gallaibh in Gaelic) is a traditional county and former administrative county within the Highland area of Scotland. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Cromartyshire (Siorrachd Chromba in Gaelic) was a county in the north of Scotland, consisting of a series of enclaves within Ross-shire. ... Dumfriesshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Phris in Gaelic) was a county of Scotland. ... Dunbartonshire is one of the Traditional counties of Scotland, in that part of the country formerly called Lennox (which was a title of nobility). ... East Lothian (Lodainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... Inverness-shire (Siorrachd Inbhir Nis in Gaelic) is one of the traditional counties of Scotland. ... Kincardineshire, also known as The Mearns (from A Mhaoirne meaning The Stewartry) is a traditional county on the coast of Northeast Scotland. ... Kinross-shire was a county of Scotland. ... Kirkcudbrightshire (pronounced Kir-COO-bri-shir, also known as the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright or as East Galloway, and Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt in Gaelic) is a traditional county of south-western Scotland, bounded on the north and north-west by Ayrshire, on the west and southwest by Wigtownshire, on the south... Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... The central portions of the old province of Lothian in Scotland, centred around Edinburgh, became known as Midlothian, Scotland. ... Moray, or the anglified Morayshire or Elginshire (Mhoireibh in Gaelic) was a county of Scotland, bordering the former Nairnshire to the west, Inverness-shire to the south, and Banffshire to the east. ... Nairnshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Narann in Gaelic) is a small traditional county of Scotland, centred around Nairn, the traditional county town. ... The Orkney Islands, usually called simply Orkney, are one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. ... Peeblesshire (Siorrachd nam Pùballan in Gaelic) is a traditional county in Scotland. ... Perthshire (Siorrachd Pheairt in Gaelic) is a traditional county in central Scotland, which extends from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west, and Aberfoyle in the south. ... Renfrewshire was a county of Scotland until their abolition in 1975. ... Ross (Ros in Scottish Gaelic) is a region of Scotland and a former mormaerdom, earldom and county. ... Ross and Cromarty: administrative county (1889-1975) Image:RossCromDistrict. ... Roxburghshire (Siorrachd Rosbroig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... Selkirkshire (Siorrachd Shalcraig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... Stirlingshire (Siorrachd Sruighlea in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland, based around Stirling, the traditional county town. ... Sutherland (Cataibh in Gaelic) is a traditional county which is now within the Highland local government area of Scotland. ... West Lothian or Linlithgowshire (Lodainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy area. ... Wigtownshire is a small traditional county in the south west of Scotland. ...


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