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Balta, Shetland

Historical Description

BALTA, a small islet, in the parish of Unst, county of Shetland. This is nearly the northernmost isle of the Shetland range. It is situated in the latitude of 60° 47' north, and on the east side of Unst island, the sea between being called Balta Sound. Here the shore of Unst forms a fine and safe inland harbour, stretching east to west about two miles, protected at its mouth by the isle of Balta.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis