Villages & Resorts in Shetland (Scotland) Reviews
Newest Review: ... is normally busier because the drinks are a peerie bit cheaper. The shop has recently had a makeover but is still more expensive than the big stores in town. It has a useful notice board that tells you what's going on in the area. This is one of the more popular places to stay in Shetland and there are always a couple of houses being built. Most of them have views of the Island of Mousa and its iron age broch. This is the tallest broch in existence and one of the biggest nesting places for rare birds called storm petrels. Sandwick is also the location for Britain's most northerly copper mine. The only other significant copper mines in Bri... more
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Sandwick is in the south mainland of Shetland. It's biggest claim to fame is winning community of the year - a few years ago now. It's name means 'sandy bay' in norn - the old viking dialect of Shetland. Sandwick is about half way between the main town of Lerwick and the airport at Sumburgh (swine castle in norn). There are two places to go drinking - the Barclay Arms and the Sandwick Social. The Social is normally busier because the drinks are a peerie bit cheaper. The shop has recently had a makeover but is still more expensive than the big stores in town. It has a useful notice board that tells you what's going on in the area. This is one of the more ... Read the complete review
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