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Walls, Shetland Islands

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Walls, Shetland Islands

Walls, known locally as Waas,, is a settlement on the south side of West Mainland, Shetland Islands, at the head of Vaila Sound and sheltered even from southerly storms by the islands of Linga and Vaila. A little to the east of the centre of the village is the marina, making this a popular base for leisure sailors. The fishing vessels that are still based in Walls tend to use the pier a few hundred yards along the west side of Vaila Sound.
Administrative CountyShetland Islands
Traditional CountyShetland
OS GridHU2449
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code(01595) 809xxx

Walls, Shetland Islands in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Walls, par. and hamlet, in W. of the Mainland of Shetland - par., 24,499 ac., pop. 2262; comprises the mainland districts of Walls and Sandness, and the inhabited islands of Papa-Stour, Vaila, Linga, and Foula; hamlet, on Vaila Sound, 24 miles NW. of Lerwick; P.O., T.O.

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