Walls and Sandness
|Walls and Sandness|
Looking down on Sandness
Walls and Sandness is a joint parish covering the westernmost bulge of the Mainland of Shetland. Once consisting of four parishes, of Walls, Sandness and the island parishes of Foula and Papa Stour, they have been combined, taking in the whole western bulge of Mainland and its neighbouring islands.
Sandness (pronounced with a silent 'd') bears the traces of habited from ancient time to modern: a fort at Garth, a broch at Huxter and a pre-Reformation chapel at Norby, and a school at Cruisdale built at the tireless insistence of Robert Jamieson (1827-1899) (who described his home parish as "the prettiest parish in Shetland".