North Roe

A district within the Northmavine peninsula of Shetland, North Roe represents the most northerly part of the Shetland Mainland. A village of the same name is located towards the east of the district. Along with Ronas Hill, North Roe comprises a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designated in 1986 as an area of blanket bog with important bird species, including the Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata). The last native Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in the British Isles lived at Red Banks in North Roe. The albino bird features in a painting by noted English avian artist George Edward Lodge (1860 - 1954) but was shot and killed in 1918.

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