Puffins in Shetland About the Puffin The Puffin is probably the best known member of the Auk family, although there are another 21 species including Guillemots and Razorbills.
Description[ edit ] Brae was historically a fishing village, but with the construction of the nearby Sullom Voe Oil Terminal in the s it grew rapidly, merging with the nearby village of Northbrae. It is located at the northern end of Busta Voeon the narrow isthmus that joins Northmavine to the rest of the Mainland.
The village stages its own Up Helly Aa. The A which connects Lerwick to Northmavine forms the main street of Brae. Brae's police and fire stations, schools, and NHS clinic service much of the northern part of the Mainland.
Etymology[ edit ] Brae is the Lowland Scots word for the slope or brow of a hill. The village may take its name from the broad isthmus between Sullom Voe and Busta Voe as opposed to the narrower one a little further west at Mavis Grind.
Notable people[ edit ] Jonathan Sutherlandtelevision and radio broadcaster and main anchor of Sportsceneis from Brae. Erraid Davies is a member of the Delting Dolphins swimming club  based in Brae, which claims to be "the most northerly active swimming club in the UK".
Population of Shetland by Area based on Census p. Scotland's Census Results Online. Retrieved 13 June Retrieved 28 July Delting Dolphins Swimming Club.
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