Marrister

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Marrister
Marrister, Whalsay - geograph.org.uk - 121731.jpg
Marrister, Whalsay. The two storey white building is the auld manse.
Marrister is located in Shetland
Marrister
Marrister
Location within Shetland
OS grid referenceHU542640
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSHETLAND
Postcode districtZE2
Dialling code01806
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
60°21′25″N 1°00′58″W / 60.357°N 1.016°W / 60.357; -1.016Coordinates: 60°21′25″N 1°00′58″W / 60.357°N 1.016°W / 60.357; -1.016

Marrister is a settlement on the west coast of Whalsay in the parish of Nesting in the Shetland islands of Scotland. It looks across Linga Sound to the island of West Linga.

History[edit]

Marrister was occupied in Viking times and a gold Viking ring was unearthed there.[1] In the 19th century and early 20th century it was associated with the Smith family.[2][3] A large flat rock off Marrister is known as the Skate of Marrister. In the 1870s, Robert Cowie mentioned the "neat manse and still neater church" of Marrister, which had been recently built.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scientific Research Fund of 1919; Videnskapelige forskningsfond av 1919 (1940). Viking antiquities in Great Britain and Ireland. H. Aschehoug. p. 141. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  2. ^ Bulloch, John; Henderson, John Alexander (1933). Scottish Notes and Queries. D. Wyllie and son. p. 7. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  3. ^ Old-lore Miscellany of Orkney, Shetland, Caitness and Sutherland. Viking Club. 1907. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  4. ^ Cowie, Robert (1879). Shetland: descriptive and historical; and topographical description of that country. Smith. p. 105. Retrieved 1 February 2013.

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