|UK Grid Reference:||HU435295|
|Distance from Lerwick by road:||9 miles|
|Community Council:||Gulberwick, Quarff, & Cunningsburgh|
|Google Street View:||Street View|
Cunningsburgh, (Old Norse : Konungsborg = King's Broch ), is a village on the main A970 road, approximately 9 miles south of Lerwick.
It was historically divided into three districts: Cunningsburgh besouth the burn, Cunningsburgh benorth the burn, and Fladdabister.
The village has a primary school, shop, filling station, 2 churches, a public hall and the Cunningsburgh Village Club. Alongside the hall, at the north end of the village is a football pitch, home to Cunningsburgh FC.
Also at the north end of the village is the show field for the annual Cunningsburgh Show, an agricultural show which is held on the 2nd Wednesday of August each year.
At the south end of the village, at Mail, is the local churchyard, in which stands the memorial to the 23 men of the district who were lost in the two World Wars.
In the hill to the west of the village, at the Catpund Burn, are the remains of an ancient quarry, where hundreds of years ago utensils, such as bowls, were carved from soapstone. In recent years an evaluation of the area was carried out to ascertain the viability of commercial soapstone quarrying.
Cunningsburgh was the birthplace of the author Captain Adam Halcrow.
- Adamson Bros. (Shetland) Ltd.
- Dash Line Productions
- Glover Lodges, self catering accommodation
- J & D. S. Halcrow
- Barbara Isbister Knitwear
- J. A. & G. D. Nicolson
- North Bridge Store
- Shetland Designer
- Jim Work (Cartridge Supplies)