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SUMBURGH HEAD, SHETLAND'S MOST SOUTHERLY POINT

SUMBURGH HEAD, SHETLAND'S MOST SOUTHERLY POINT

Crowned by a lighthouse, Sumburgh Head rises 300 feet out of the sea at the extremity of the long neck of land which forms the southern part of Mainland, as the largest of the Shetlands is called. The scenery of Shetland is altogether much grander than that of Orkney, and of he hundred or so islands only twenty-three are inhabited. There is no point anywhere in the lonely territory which is more than three miles from the sea. Sumburgh Head is twenty-five miles from Lerwick (pronounced Ler-wick), the capital.

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