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Scalloway Holiday Accommodation Guide

Scalloway The largest island in Shetland and the place where the capital was first established. Approximately one hundred islands make up the Shetlands, which are located in the most northerly part of Britain.
Scalloway is situated on the west coast of Shetland, around 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) away from both Lerwick and the University of the Highlands and Islands' Scalloway Campus. Shetland, Quarff is located a convenient 5 miles south of Lerwick, the Primary school is a few minutes south in Cunningsburgh with school transport available, and secondary schooling can be found in either Lerwick or Sandwick. Shetland, Quarff is a great place to call home. Find a luxurious bed and breakfast, guest home, or a pod with amazing views right on your doorstep, or locate a beachfront place to watch the sun set with your family or friends in the evening.

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Main Street and the port are both located in Port Arthur, in addition to a boating club and a marina. A primary school, a swimming pool, doctor's offices, a number of local shops including a handful of general stores, a drugstore and post office, a café and bar, and a garage are some of the additional amenities that are offered.

Trondra is also a convenient location, located within 1 mile of Scalloway, Gulberwick, and primarily rural, but only a few minutes' drive from Lerwick's modern services, such as schools, shops, a hospital, and a major leisure centre with a swimming pool complex. This makes Trondra an ideal place to live. A community hall, a church, and a beach can all be reached on foot in a short amount of time. Gulberwick is a haven for migratory birds and other forms of wildlife, and it is only a five-minute drive from Lerwick and all of the services that it provides. Because of its close proximity to Lerwick and its breathtaking vistas of Gulberwick Bay and the ocean beyond, this location is much sought after as a place to settle down.

There is a ferry route that runs daily and departs from Aberdeen, which is located on the mainland of Scotland. The journeys take approximately half a day to complete.

Kirkwall, which is located in the Orkney Islands, also offers an alternative service that is both more rapid and less regular.

There is a ferry route that runs daily and departs from Aberdeen, which is located on the mainland of Scotland. The journeys take approximately half a day to complete.

  • Scalloway Postcode ZE1
  • Scalloway Latitude 60.1377° N Longitude -1.2822° W
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Scalloway the former capital of Shetland, has a place in contemporary history as a base for the famous ‘Shetland bus" operations during the Second World War, in which small Norwegian fishing boats crossed to Nazi occupied Norway to carry out sabotage or to land secret agents and bring back refugees, a bronze plaque at nearby Lunna commemorates the project.

On the west of the Mainland, and a mere 3 miles from Lerwick on the east coast, Scalloway is set in an attractive bay at the southern extremity of the well farmed valley of Tingwall, so called because the site of the old Norse parliament or 'ting' is at the north end of Tingwall Loch. It is overlooked by the ruins of the castle of the notorious Earl Patrick Stewart who tyrannized Shetland. as he did Orkney, in the late 16th and early 17th century Scalloway has a quiet, old-world atmosphere, although it is a busy fishing and ship repair centre, with three modern fish-processing plants. In this district may be seen true Shetland ponies, 3.5 ft or less in height, with rough shaggy coats and so hardy that they even winter on the hills.

There is good trout fishing on Tingwall Loch.

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