Click for Bookshop

St Olaf's Church


(Saint Olaf's Church, Old Olnafirth Kirk)

A ruined church located at Voe, overlooking the head of the Olna Firth in the NW of the Mainland of Shetland, St. Olaf's Church (the Old Olnafirth Kirk) dates from the early 18th C. Although the roof has gone, the walls remain standing. Within are a pair of graveslabs belonging to the Gifford family. Above the arched entrance on the north gable, there is an armorial panel displaying the arms of Thomas Gifford and Elizabeth Mitchell of Busta House, their initials, and the date of their marriage in 1714. The kirkyard remained in use long after the closure of the church and a modern graveyard (Voe Cemetery) also now lies nearby.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better