Place:Sandsting and Aithsting, Shetland, Scotland

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NameSandsting and Aithsting
Alt namesSandsting
TypeParish
Coordinates60.216667°N 1.4°W
Located inShetland, Scotland
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Sandsting is a parish in the west of Mainland, Shetland forming a southern arm of the Walls Peninsula. It contains the hamlet of Garderhouse, and the islands of Vementry and Papa Little on the south side of St Magnus Bay, and comprehends a mainland district of about ten miles by eight between that bay, and Scalloway Bay.

The coast is partly bold, and cavernous; the seaboard is cut into sections by long bays; and the interior is mostly an assemblage of knolls and hillocks, with a profusion of heath and interspersions of moss.

The seats are Sandhouse, Garde and Reawick. The antiquities include standing stones, tumuli, Norse fortifications and old burial grounds.

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