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West Sandwick, Shetland Islands

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West Sandwick, Shetland Islands

West Sandwick is a settlement on the Isle of Yell, Shetland Islands. It is one of the few settlements in the west of the island. West Sandwick contains one of the major recreational beaches in Yell. The area south of Southladie Flo is an important feeding area for locally breeding Red-throated Divers. The rare Curved Sedge grows beside an exit stream on West Sandwick beach. The bay contains a distinctive shingle spit known as the Urabug.
Administrative CountyShetland Islands
Traditional CountyShetland
OS GridHU4488
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland

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