Vementry Farm on Mainland, with Vementry behind
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Vementry is an uninhabited island in Shetland, lying off the north side of the West Mainland, south of Muckle Roe. The island was last inhabited in the 1840s, and is now the largest uninhabited island of Shetland.
Its name is Old Norse, recorded in the Orkneyinga Saga as Vemunðarey, meaning "Vémunðr's island".
The island is known for its well-preserved chambered cairn, and the two First World War gun emplacements which overlook the narrow entrance into the former naval anchorage of Busta Voe.
Vementry is also the name of a small farm on Mainland, Shetland, immediately south of the island. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the "Isle of Vementry" to distinguish it. There is no ferry service to the island, although the shepherd on the mainland farm occasionally makes the short trip to work with stock on the island.
The Isle of Vementry is separated from the mainland Vementry by a narrow channel consisting of Uyea Sound to the east and Cribba Sound to the west. Cribba Sound is famed for the quality of mussels produced at the mussel farms located there.
|Islands of Shetland|
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