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Vidlin

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OS grid reference  HU477654
Country  Scotland
Post town  SHETLAND
Local time  Monday 4:49 AM
Council area  Shetland
Lieutenancy area  Shetland
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  ZE2
Dialling code  01806
Civil parish  Nesting, Shetland
Vidlin
Weather  8°C, Wind S at 27 km/h, 82% Humidity

Vidlin (from Old Norse: Vaðill meaning a ford), is a small village located on Mainland Shetland, Scotland. The settlement is within the parish of Nesting.

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Map of Vidlin, Shetland, UK

History

It is at the head of Vidlin Voe, and is the modern heart of the old parish of Lunnasting, which centred on the early church at Lunna on Lunna Ness.

The Lunnasting stone, which bears an undeciphered Pictish ogham inscription was found nearby and donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland in 1876.

Notable people

Steven Robertson is a theatre and film actor who has appeared in a number of successful films. He was born in Vidlin and attended the local school.

The poet Rhoda Bulter's mother came from Skelberry in Lunnasting, and she herself lived there for two crucially formative years when young.

The Walls poet Christine de Luca has written a memoir and a series of poems about the branch of her family which hailed from Vidlin, on her father Alexander Pearson's side, entitled Dreams in Time's Ocean (2004).

References

Vidlin Wikipedia


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