Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dunrossness Pano 2.JPG
Dunrossness seen from Fitful Head. Click here for details.

Sumburgh head from west
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse from the south, ca 2002 Photo Peter II

Dunrossness, (Old Norse Dynrastarnes = the ness of the dinning tidway (referring to the noise of Sumburgh Roost). It is the southernmost parish of Shetland, and includes, Levenwick, Bigton, Scousburgh, Quendale, Virkie, Fair Isle.

Dunrossness is associated with a number of eminent people, such as George Stewart, H.J.C. Grierson, Jenny Gilbertson, Elizabeth Balneaves as well as that symbol of providence Betty Mouat.

Toab, Virkie.
Rerwick, Bigton.
Exnaboe, Virkie.

Businesses, Services, and Amenities

Shops & Retailers Clubs, Halls, Hotels & Bars Other Businesses Services & Amenities

Allan's of Gillock Ltd.
Bigton Stores and Post Office
Ewen Johnson (Shooting Supplies)
John Goudie
Hand-Made Fish Co.
Mainlands Ltd.
Midway Stores

Bigton Hall
Bruce Memorial Hall
Dunrossness Central Public Hall
Levenwick Hall
Ness Boating Club
Spiggie Hotel, The
Sumburgh Hotel

Boddam Cabs
BP International Ltd. (Air BP)
Casey Builders Ltd.
Gray, Kevin Builders Ltd.
Island Trails
J & I Taxis
Laurenson, J. & Sons
Leslie, Marcus G.
Malcolmson, Stuart D.
Ness Engineering Ltd.
Obern, R Joiner Ltd.
Shetland Cleaning Services
Southend Motor Services
Spiggie House - Self Catering

Dunrossness Baptist Church
Dunrossness Kirk
Dunrossness Primary School
Levenwick Health Centre
Overtonlea Residential Unit
Sumburgh Airport
Virkie Marina
Dunrossness Community Council

Virkie Marina, with the Ness Boating Club buildings in the background.
Sumburgh Hotel from Compass Head.
Sumburgh Airport


Scousburgh, looking ower Spiggie Loch
The Croft House Museum
East part of Jarlshof

Sumburgh Head with Jarlshof to the left.
Photo by Longdog.

Personal tools

Other Useful Pages
Shetlopedia Projects