Shetland Islands


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Shetland Islands

An archipelago of northern Scotland in the Atlantic Ocean northeast of the Orkney Islands. The islands were occupied by Norse invaders and colonists after the late ninth century and were annexed by Scotland in 1472.

Shet′land Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands NE of the Orkney Islands: northernmost part of Great Britain. 22,429; 550 sq. mi. (1425 sq. km).
Shet′land Is′lander, n.
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Noun1.Shetland Islands - an archipelago of about 100 islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of ScotlandShetland Islands - an archipelago of about 100 islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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They are safe in the harbor of Lerwick, the chief port in the Shetland Islands.
In like manner, the Greenland whalers sailing out of Hull or London, put in at the Shetland Islands, to receive the full complement of their crew.
This, at such an hour of the night, surprised me greatly; but I was too ignorant to draw the true conclusion -- that we were going north-about round Scotland, and were now on the high sea between the Orkney and Shetland Islands, having avoided the dangerous currents of the Pentland Firth.
Shetland Islands Council and ZetTrans between them commission a range of transport services including local bus services for the general public, community transport, home to school transport for school children and students, and transport for adults and children with social or welfare needs.
But with 23,000 residents on the Shetland islands, and thousands more tourists, the hospital is packed with unexpected drama.
Now restored to her former glory by The Swan Trust, the boat offers opportunities to young sailors off Scotland and the Shetland islands.
Oil and gas operator Total announced on Monday that it has started production from the Laggan and Tormore gas and condensate fields in 600 metres of water located in the UK's West of Shetland area, about 77 miles to the north west of the Shetland Islands.
According to the 2015 Bank of Scotland Children's Quality of Life Survey, children in Orkney enjoy the best quality of life of any local area district (LAD) followed by the Shetland Islands and the Western Isles.
The young mum, who collected more than PS300,000 for the attack victim, says she is worried about how Alan will cope if he fulfils his plan of moving to the Shetland Islands.
What are the South Shetland Islands, the South Orkney Islands, and Graham Land collectively known as?
The 46-year-old teacher lives in the Shetland Islands though so it was decided it was too far for the poorly pooch to travel.
In Thin Air he travels to Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Islands.