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Scalloway is a town in Shetland Islands.


Scalloway, or Skálavágr (literally "bay with the large house(s)") as it was known in Old Norse, is the largest settlement on the north coast of "Mainland" island of Shetland. Before the capital was moved to Lerwick in 1708, Scalloway was the capital of Shetland Islands.

Get in

Get around


The major attraction for most tourists are the remains of Scalloway Castle, the former living quarters of Earl Patrick Stewart. The village also houses a small museum, and memorial to those involved in The Shetland Bus, an operation during World War II to evacuate Norwegians from their threatened home country.


The village has its own swimming pool.


Eat and Drink

The Kiln Bar/Cafe and Scalloway Hotel are pleasant stops for food and drink.



Get out

Nearby are the Scalloway Islands, which derive their name from the town.

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