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Ronas Voe

A sizeable inlet in the northwest of the Shetland Mainland, the most substantial in the district of Northmavine, Ronas Voe penetrates that peninsula for 6 miles (10 km) almost dividing it in two as it approaches Quey Firth to the east. Ronas Voe opens into the North Atlantic between The Faither and Ketligill Head. Two Norwegian-owned whaling stations operated in Ronas Voe between 1903 and the outbreak of the First World War, when the catching of whales in British waters was suspended on the orders of the Admiralty.


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