Mossbank, Shetland

Mossbank, Shetland

Mossbank, Shetland

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Mossbank is a village in the north east of the Mainland of Shetland, Scotland. Originally served by an inter island ferry steamer from Lerwick, this ceased when the Yell Sound ferry commenced from the small port of Toft, approximately 1 mile further north. The village was profoundly changed in the early 80s when construction began on the nearby Sullom Voe oil terminal. Large amounts of temporary accommodation were erected to house the construction workforce, with the population expanding from 130 in the early 70s to ab out a thousand a decade later.

The village has one primary school, Mossbank Primary School, a local public house, The Welcome Inn, and a youth club, The Old School Centre, so named as the building once housed the villages school. Junior High and High School education is provided at Brae High School, approximately eight miles away.

Mossbank and its adjoining area of Firth are in the parish of Delting. A stone memorial at the entrance to the village commemorates the infamous "Delting Disaster" Shetlopedia. Retrieved 1 July 2009. The inscription is in the Shetland dialect and means...
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