Classification and Statistics

Settlement Type: small town
Population (2011): 6958    
(2001): 6830
(1991): 7336
(1981): 7562
(1971): 6127
(1961): 5908
(1951): 5538
(1901): 4061
(Police Burgh)
(1881): 4045
(1871): 3516
(1861): 3061
(1831): 2750

Tourist Rating: Two Stars
Text of Entry Updated: 19-AUG-2016

Latitude: 60.1543°N Longitude: 1.1498°W
National Grid Reference: HU 473 414
A range of modern and historical maps are accessible through the map tab on the right of this page
Get directions by entering the UK postcode of your location, home or hotel here eg. EH1 3YT

References and Further Reading
Finnie, Mike (1990) Shetland: An Illustrated Architectural Guide. Mainstream Publications and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Edinburgh
Gifford, John (1992) The Buildings of Scotland: Highland and Islands. Penguin, London
Goodlad, C. A. (1971) Shetland Fishing Saga. Shetland Times, Lerwick
Johnson, Gary (ed.) (2011) Shetlopedia.com - The Shetland Encyclopedia. http://www.shetlopedia.com/
Keay, John and Julia Keay (eds.) (1994) Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland. Harper Collins Publishers, London
Linklater, E. (1965) Orkney and Shetland. An Historical, Geographical, Social and Scenic Survey. Robert Hale, London
Smith, Robin (2001) The Making of Scotland. Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh
Tait, Charles (2007) The Shetland Guide Book. Charles Tait Photographic Ltd., Orkney

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

Related Entries

There are 187 related entries.

(19 Attractions, 1 Council Area, 1 Historical County, 88 Features, 12 Parishes, 12 People and 54 Settlements)

Names that are not linked do not currently contain any information.

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