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. The weather has not latterly been at all favorable.
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 praised her intentions but said they were unrealistic as there were no support services nearby.
02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold): In October 2016, Shetland Islands Council (SIC) signed the Household Recycling Charter.
Now outraged residents have petitioned Shetland Islands council to stop the scheme.
Speaking of region-wide services, he said: "It is incumbent on the Scottish Government and Shetland Islands Council to reach an accommodation and find a permanent solution to the ferry funding issue."
THE body of a mum was found lying in the street after she was killed in a knife attack on the Shetland Islands.
02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold or call offs of any value): Shetland islands council wants to develop an enhanced culture of internal innovation.
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.