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Veensgarth, with Burra Dale and the Loch of Tingwall, Shetland

Tingwall, Shetland

Tingwall is a parish in Shetland, mostly on Mainland, and the designation of a hamlet on the shore of the Loch of Tingwall, four miles north-west of Lerwick. The old capital, Scalloway, is in the parish, at its southern end, while Tingwall Airport is in the north of the parish. The parish is at the head of a long narrow bay.

The name "Tingwall" is Old Norse, from Þingvöllr meaning "Thing Field", where the old Shetland þing assembly met. (Read more)