HU3807 : Horse Holm from Sumburgh Head

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Horse Holm from Sumburgh Head
Horse Holm from Sumburgh Head
Horse Holm (or Horse Island on maps) is a conspicuous islet off the southern tip of Scat Ness, Shetland. It can be clearly seen, as here, from by the lighthouse on Sumburgh Head. The island rises to a maximum height of 40m (130') and is used as a navigational aid by local fisherman who refer to it simply as "Da Holm". The southern end of the island is called "Hog of the Holm", while at the northern end is a rocky outcrop called "Great Skerry". A ship named "The Voyager" was wrecked on here on 13th August 1885.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 384 074 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:51.0012N 1:18.9871W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 407 078
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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