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Otterswick, Shetland Islands

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Otterswick, Shetland Islands

Otterswick on the Isle of Yell in the Shetland Islands, on the inlet of Otters Wick. It is on the east side of the island. There is also an "Otterswick" on Sanday in the Orkney Islands. The surrounding area is a breeding ground of Red-throated Divers, and as the name suggests, there are many otters in the area. The German ship Bohus was wrecked near here in 1924. , and its figurehead, known as the "White Wife of Otterswick" can be seen near the village.
Administrative CountyShetland Islands
Traditional CountyShetland
OS GridHU5285
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland

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