Papa, Shetland

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Scalloway Islands

Location: 60°7’12"N, 1°20’24"W
Grid reference: HU364376
Area: 146 acres
Highest point: 105 feet
Population: 0

Papa is an uninhabited island amongst the Scalloway Islands of Shetland. Its name is from the Old Norse: Papey, meaning "the island of the priests".

Papa lies north west of Burra and east of Oxna. The last residents left at some time between 1891 and 1930. Most habitation was on the eastern end of the island. A beached lake and a low area divide the island nearly into three separate parts.


The Scalloway Islands

East BurraHildasayOxnaPapaSouth HavraTrondraWest BurraWest Head of Papa

Islands of Shetland

Inhabited islands:
Mainland  •
Bressay  • Burra (East & West)  • Fair Isle  • Fetlar  • Foula  • Muckle Roe  • Out Skerries  • Papa Stour  • Trondra  • Unst  • Vaila  • Whalsay  • Yell

Other islands:
Balta  •
Bigga  • Brother Isle  • Colsay  • Hascosay  • Hildasay  • Lamba  • Linga, Muckle Roe  • Linga, Yell  • Mousa  • Muckle Flugga  • Noss  • Oxna  • Papa  • Papa Little  • Samphrey  • South Havra  • Uyea, Northmavine  • Uyea, Unst  • Vementry  • West Linga