The A to Z of Scottish Places: Gazetteer XYZ

The A to Z of Scottish Places: XYZ

Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Gazetteer of Scotland

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    ... Yell
    Island Shetland11 Acres: 52412, Height: 672ft

      Yell, the second biggest island of the Shetland group, is seperated from Mainland by Yell sound. Almost cut into two islands by the waters of Whalefirth and Raefirth, Yell is almost completely peat moor with the most interesting scenery found on the coastline. There are many archaeological sites including fifteen chapels. The oldest surviving house is the Old Haa of Burravoe which has been converted into a museum.

Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Gazetteer of Scotland

2001, Compiled and photographed by Alan J Stuart, all rights reserved

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