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Scalloway, Shetland Islands

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Scalloway, Shetland Islands

Scalloway is the largest settlement on the North Atlantic coast of Mainland, Shetland with a population of approximately 812, at the 2001 census. Until 1708 it was the capital of the Shetland Islands (now Lerwick, on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland).
Administrative CountyShetland Islands
Traditional CountyShetland
OS GridHU4039
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 code01595
Population1,000 (approx.)

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

Scalloway, seaport vil., Tingwall par., on W. coast of Mainland, Shetland, 6 miles SW. of Lerwick, pop. 648; P.O., T.O.; has extensive fisheries. The ruin of Scalloway Castle (1600) is in vicinity.

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