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Bigton, seen from the Ward of Scousburgh, with the Ireland houses just above. Top left is the Ness of Ireland, and top right the Vatster Loch.

Shetland Settlements
Name: Bigton
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UK Grid Reference: HU379212
Distance from Lerwick by road: 18 miles
Community Council: Dunrossness
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Bigton with Church Of Scotland in foreground

Bigton, a part of Dunrossness, is a small village on the west side of the south Mainland, approximately 18 miles from Lerwick.
Bigton's most famous landmark is St Ninian's Isle where the St Ninian's Isle Treasure was found in 1958. The island is joined to the Mainland by a sand tombolo, which separates St Ninian's Bay and Bigton Wick.
Other things of interest is Bigton Kirk, built in 1905 and Bigton House, built in 1788 by John Bruce.

Bigton was home to the author Elizabeth Balneaves in her retirement.



Businesses

Sport

Bigton Rowing Club, visit their website

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Bigton from the north, with Scousburgh Hill top left, and St Ninian's Isle to the right. The island of Colsay can be seen in the background, with Fitful Head in the far distance.


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