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Skeld

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OS grid reference  HU309449
Country  Scotland
Post town  SHETLAND
Local time  Thursday 12:01 PM
Council area  Shetland
Lieutenancy area  Shetland
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  ZE2
Dialling code  01595
Civil parish  Sandsting
Skeld
Weather  7°C, Wind W at 39 km/h, 68% Humidity

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Skeld, (Old Norse: Skjolðr, Shield or shelter) is a village on the south side of the West Shetland Mainland. The main village is also referred to as Easter Skeld, while the western end of the settlement, about a mile away, is known as Wester Skeld. The council housing estate in Skeld is called Grindybrecks.it also has a school on a hill

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Map of Skeld, Shetland, UK

Notable residents

The great 20th-century poet Vagaland's father was from Skeld, and he was born Thomas Alexander Robertson at nearby Westerwick. Vagaland retained a love for and a sense of belonging to this part of Shetland, though he moved to Walls as a small child.

Erraid Davies, swimmer and bronze medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, lives in Skeld.

References

Skeld Wikipedia


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