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Skaw, Shetland Islands

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Skaw, Shetland Islands

For the Skaw municipality of Denmark, see Skagen; there is also a Skaw on Whalsay. Skaw is a tiny settlement on the Shetland island of Unst. It is located north of Haroldswick on a peninsula in the northeast corner of the island, and is the most northerly settlement in the United Kingdom. The burn (stream) of Skaw flows from the uplands to the west through the constellation of small crofts that make up Skaw, and then east into the Wick of Skaw, a bay of the North Sea.
Administrative CountyShetland Islands
Traditional CountyShetland
OS GridHU5966
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland

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