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Hildasay

Possibly named after the battle goddess of Norse mythology, the oval-shaped 108 ha (267 acre) island of Hildasay is one of the Scalloway Islands, lying to the west of the Mainland of Shetland and to the north of the smaller islands of Papa and Oxna. Hildasay rises to 32m (105 feet) and includes two lochs - West Loch and the much smaller East Loch. To the southeast lies the smaller island of Linga. Uninhabited since the beginning of the 20th Century, Hildasay had a population of 30 in 1891 at a time when its red granite was quarried and a curing station for herring operated here.


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