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Nort Toons

(Da Nort Toons)
Shetland

Comprising four occupied crofts and a few more abandoned at the northern end of the island of Foula in Shetland, Nort Toons (or Da Nort Toons) sounds larger than it is. Established as crofts at the beginning of the 19th C. to cope with an increasing population, the road was only extended to the northern end of the island in 1958. The remains of numerous rigs (or long strips of farm-land) can be still be seen, along with plantiecrubs - walled enclosures where kale was grown - and a few boat noosts - shallow boat-shaped depressions where boats were pulled up in the winter.


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