Sandsting is a parish in the west of
Mainland, Shetland. It contains the hamlet of Garderhouse, and the islands of Vementryand Papa Littleon the south side of St Magnus Bay, and comprehends a mainland district of about ten miles by eight between that bay, and Scallowaybay.
The coast is partly bold, and cavernous; the seaboard is cut into sections by long bays; and the interior is mostly an assemblage of knolls and hillocks, with a profusion of heath and interspersions of moss.
The seats are
Sandhouse, Gardeand Reawick. The antiquities include standing stones, tumuli, Norse fortifications and old burial grounds.
* The original article is based on Wilson, Rev. John "The Gazetteer of Scotland" (Edinburgh, 1882) Published by W. & A.K. Johnstone
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