Click for Bookshop

Dalsetter


Shetland

A small settlement located at the head of Basta Voe on the east coast of the island of Yell in Shetland, Dalsetter lies a mile (1.5 km) west northwest of Sellafirth. There is an abandoned "tin" church and a ruined farmstead. The Burn of Dalsetter and South Burn of Dalsetter converge with the Burn of Gossawater here, before passing into Basta Voe. To the north is an area of moorland known as the Sneugie of Dalsetter, while the Hill of Dalsetter rises to 96m (314 feet) to the south southwest. Of geological interest is the Dalsetter Erratic, a boulder that forms part of a wall here which is so unique its exact provenance can be determined. Comprising a rock called Tonsbergite which occurs only at a locality just south of Oslo in Norway, this two-ton boulder was carried here by the Scandinavian ice sheet around 100,000 years ago.


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