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AITHSTING - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"AITHSTING, a parish united with Sandsting, in Mainland, the principal of the Shetland-Isles, 15 miles to the N.W. of Lerwick. The islands of Little Papa and Vementry are included in this parish It is hilly and adapted only for pasture land. Fishing and a mall coasting trade form the occupations of the inhabitants. The living is in the presbytery of Lerwick, value £158, in the patronage of the Earl of Zetland. The united parishes contain an area of about 15 square miles."

"SANDSTING, an ancient parish in the Mainland, county Orkney and Shetland, coast of Scotland. It is in conjunction with Aithsting (which see)."

"FOREHOLM, an island in the parish of Sandsting, Shetland Isles, Scotland, 5 miles S.W. of Yell."

"KIRKHOLM, a small island situated at the mouth of Selivoe, in the parish of Sandsting, Shetland Isles, Scotland."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]