Toab

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Name: Toab
Toab Map.jpg
UK Grid Reference: HU389115
Distance from Lerwick by road: 23 miles
Community Council: Dunrossness
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Air view of Toab and the surronding area

Toab, which is part of Virkie is the most southerly village on Shetland, and overlooks Sumburgh Airport. The name derives from Old Norse tollhóp - toll-lagoon - and suggests that ships paid tolls at the nearby Pool of Virkie. The old spelling Tolob has gradually turned into Toab.

Toab, as seen from Compass Head, with Quendale in the background to the left.


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