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Skaw is a tiny settlement on the Shetland island of Unst. It is located north of Haroldswick on a peninsula in the northeast corner of the island, and is the most northerly settlement in the United Kingdom. The burn (stream) of Skaw flows from the uplands to the west through the constellation of small crofts that make up Skaw, and then east into the Wick of Skaw, a bay of the North Sea. A sheltered sandy beach lines the coast of the Wick of Skaw. The unclassified road from the B9087 to Skaw is the most northerly road in the UK road network.

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  • Skaw is a tiny settlement on the Shetland island of Unst. It is located north of Haroldswick on a peninsula in the northeast corner of the island, and is the most northerly settlement in the United Kingdom. The burn (stream) of Skaw flows from the uplands to the west through the constellation of small crofts that make up Skaw, and then east into the Wick of Skaw, a bay of the North Sea. A sheltered sandy beach lines the coast of the Wick of Skaw. The unclassified road from the B9087 to Skaw is the most northerly road in the UK road network.
  • Skaw (in gaelico scozzese Scáth) è un villaggio dell'isola di Unst nelle Isole Shetland (Scozia), è il villaggio più a nord di tutto il Regno Unito. Il punto geografico più a nord risulta invece essere l'isolotto di Out Stack, disabitato.
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  • Skaw is a tiny settlement on the Shetland island of Unst. It is located north of Haroldswick on a peninsula in the northeast corner of the island, and is the most northerly settlement in the United Kingdom. The burn (stream) of Skaw flows from the uplands to the west through the constellation of small crofts that make up Skaw, and then east into the Wick of Skaw, a bay of the North Sea. A sheltered sandy beach lines the coast of the Wick of Skaw. During World War II, the Royal Air Force built a Chain Home radar station at Skaw. A combined Coastal Defence U-Boat and Chain Home Low station was also built at Saxa Vord; after the war this became a ROTOR radar station. RAF Saxa Vord continued as a radar station after the end of the ROTOR programme. The unclassified road from the B9087 to Skaw is the most northerly road in the UK road network. Walter Sutherland, a former inhabitant of the northernmost cottage in the UK, was reportedly the last native speaker of the Norn language.
  • Skaw (in gaelico scozzese Scáth) è un villaggio dell'isola di Unst nelle Isole Shetland (Scozia), è il villaggio più a nord di tutto il Regno Unito. Il punto geografico più a nord risulta invece essere l'isolotto di Out Stack, disabitato. Durante la seconda guerra mondiale, la Royal Air Force costruì una stazione radar parte del piano di difesa "Chain Home", a cui si aggiunse una difesa costiera della Home Guard contro possibili spedizioni U-Boot (soprattutto dopo l'invasione tedesca della Norvegia) e una Chain Home Low della RAF Saxa Vord che entrò nel programma ROTOR.È raggiungibile tramite la strada B9087 che arriva fino a Symbister il centro più grande dell'isola da dove partono i traghetti per Laxo e Vidlin nell'isola di Mainland o tramite il piccolo aeroporto di Whalsay, costruito anch'esso dalla RAF durante la seconda guerra mondiale.L'edificio più importante del villaggio è The Haa che è anche l'edificio più a nord di tutto il Regno Unito ed è un cottage dove visse tutta la vita Walter Sutherland, ultima persona parlante il norn, lingua imparentata con l'islandese, il norvegese e il faroese.
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