Sandwick, Whalsay

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Loch of Sandwick, Whalsay, Shetland
Sandwick is located in Shetland
Location within Shetland
OS grid referenceHU540618
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtZE2
Dialling code01806
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
60°20′13″N 1°01′16″W / 60.337°N 1.021°W / 60.337; -1.021Coordinates: 60°20′13″N 1°01′16″W / 60.337°N 1.021°W / 60.337; -1.021

Sandwick is a hamlet, often considered part of the main village of Symbister along with adjacent Harlsdale, in the parish of Nesting in southwestern Whalsay in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. It is located to the south of the main centre of Symbister; Clate lies just to the south. The Holm of Sandwick lies off the coast.[1] The British military established a radar camp in the vicinity during wartime and tanks and sheds built by the military were still in use in 1986.[2] A Catalina bomber crashed in the vicinity in the early part of World War II.[2] The Loch of Sandwick lies to the west of the village. There are burnt mounds in the lake area and caves along the coast here.[3]


  1. ^ 544612 "Brough, HU 544 612 GB Grid" Check |url= value (help). Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b Cohen, Anthony Paul (1986). Symbolising Boundaries: Identity and Diversity in British Cultures. Manchester University Press. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-7190-2201-2. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  3. ^ Great Britain. Scottish Development Dept; Great Britain. Scottish Office (1983*). List of ancient monuments in Scotland. HMSO, Scottish Development Dept. Retrieved 5 February 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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