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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.
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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|Noun||1.||Shetland 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