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Dunrossness


(The Ness)

A district and old parish, Dunrossness (or The Ness) lies in the far south of the Mainland of Shetland, 15 miles (24 km) south southwest of Lerwick. Shetland's most productive farmland is located here, with a substantial water mill at Quendale, now restored as a tourist attraction. There is much evidence of past habitation with the internationally-important archaeological sites of Jarlshof and the Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village, together with Shetland Crofthouse Museum. Sumburgh Airport is Shetland's largest, having grown markedly during the oil boom of the 1970s that brought much prosperity to the Northern Isles.


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