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South Havra

Last inhabited in 1923, the 59 ha (146 acre) island of South Havra lies to the west of the south Mainland of Shetland, south of the Burras. It rises to a height of 42m (138 feet), its summit being capped by a 19th Century corn grinding mill, the only one in Shetland. Surrounded by a rocky shoreline with caves and natural arches, South Havra was the home of Olaf Sinclair who was the 'Foud' or magistrate of all Shetland in the 16th century. Nearby is the smaller islet of Little Havra and adjacent skerries and reefs


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