Houses in Brae
The name of the parish, as with others of Shetland, incorporates the Norse þing, meaning 'court' or 'assembly'.
The parish, as described in 1882-1884, included the islands of Bigga, Fishholm, Brother Isle, Little Roe, and Muckle Roe; of these only Muckle Roe was at that time inhabited. The landward area "varies in breadth from 3 to 6 miles, being much intersected by voes or arms of the sea".
- Lewis, Samuel (1856). "Delting". A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. http://scotland_topograph.enacademic.com/679/Delting. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- "Nesting, Lunnasting and Delting". Shetland Amenity Trust. http://www.shetland-heritage.co.uk/assets/files/brochures/geographicleaflets/Nest_Lunn_Delt.pdf. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- "Delting Community Council Area Statement". Shetland Islands Council. http://www.shetland.gov.uk/developmentplans/documents/DeltingCommunityStatement.pdf. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: Delting, Shetland (1882-1884) - Vision of Britain