Zetland is an archaic spelling of Shetland. It results partly due to the misreading of the letter "yogh" as a "z".
Zetland was the formal name of the county for many years. Despite having originated accidentally and rarely encountered today, it is not a generally unpopular term. In 1994 the name resurfaced with the establishment in Shetland of Zetnet, one of the UK's longest established internet service providers.
As John and Julia Keay wrily noted in Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland:
- "Its inclusion, for want of other words beginning with a 'Z', in alphabetical listings of Scottish subject matter, could prolong its currency, as herein."<ref>p994</ref>
- Innse Catt
- Earl of Zetland
- Zetland County Council
- The Town Hall Windows - The Zetland Window (3,271 bytes)
- Brucefield Stores & Zetland Bonded Services
- The Description of The Isles of Orknay and Zetland
- A General Geographical Description of Zetland
- The County Families of the Zetland Islands