HP6209 : A698 near Baltasound

taken 2 years ago, near to Baltasound, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

A698 near Baltasound
A698 near Baltasound
Baltasound is the largest settlement on the island of Unst, the most northerly inhabited island in the United Kingdom. The village lies halfway along the island's east coast on a sheltered bay called Balta Sound. Baltasound was formerly the most important herring port in Shetland but the herring trade declined rapidly after 1905. Since the closure of the Haroldswick post office in 1999, Baltasound Post Office is the most northerly post office in the United Kingdom (LinkExternal link BBC News Scotland).
The A968 (Shetland Islands)

The A968 is the United Kingdom's northernmost A-road. It is 42 miles long and connects the islands of Yell and Unst to the Shetland Mainland. Travelling the length of the road involves two ferry crossings and the road is actually separated into three sections. The first 10 miles is from the A970 at Voe on the Shetland mainland to the ferry terminal at Toft. The next 17 miles crosses the island of Yell, running between the ferry terminals at Ulsta and Gutcher. Finally, the road runs for a further 10 miles across Unst from the ferry terminal at Belmont to Haroldswick.

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Date Taken
Friday, 21 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
A968 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 622 090 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:45.5877N 0:51.5373W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HP 622 093
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Shetland Islands  Unst 

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