Westerwick

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Name: Westerwick
Westerwick Map.jpg
UK Grid Reference: HU283427
Distance from Lerwick by road: 29 miles
Community Council: Sandsting & Aithsting
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Westerwick
Photo from Shetland Photos Direct.
Looking south out the wick

Westerwick, is a small settlement on the south coast of the west Shetland Mainland.
The settlement is in a valley which faces south through Wester Wick which has high cliffs on both sides. There is a small stony beach at the head of the wick, and the surrounding land is greener with fewer rocky outcrops than the usual Shetland scene. Westerwick is separated from Silwick by the Ward of Silwick and is about three miles from Skeld, on the West Shetland Mainland. There are just a few houses here and the whole area makes for fine cliff walking.

Westerwick was the birthplace of Thomas Alexander Robertson, better known as the poet Vagaland.


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