Voe Mavis Grind

Voe Mavis Grind

Voe Mavis Grind Shetland Islands, United Kingdom The village of Voe lies 30km north of Lerwick and nestles at the head of Olnafirth, almost 10km from the open sea. Its traditional buildings and location give it a very Scandinavian look. The old Voe pier was a busy herring station back in the 1800s, and the village now boasts a new pier and small marina, as well as one of Shetland's network of traditional camping böds. Set back from the road and surrounded by trees is Voe House, a category B listed building built in the 1700s for the estate tenants. On the north east side of Olnafirth sits the Voe Kirk, unusual in that it's panted pure white. It was built to replace Olnafirth Kirk which dates from the early 18th century and its ruins can still be seen close by. Many newer houses have been built on this side of the firth, providing easy access to Brae to the north, the Sullom Voe Terminal to the north east, and Lerwick to the south. From here we head to Mavis Grind, the narrowest part of Mainland Shetland (just over 30m wide) and the gateway to Northmavine. On the west side of the road is the Atlantic, and to the east the head of Sullom Voe which will lead you to the North Sea. Boats were once hauled across Mavis Grind to save having to sail or row around the north coast of the Mainland, and it's said to be the only place in Britain where you can throw a stone from the Atlantic into the North Sea! Sullom Voe is the longest in Shetland at over 11km from Mavis Grind to Yell Sound. Although famous for its oil terminal, initially built in the 1970s and now the largest in Europe, Sullom Voe was a major flying boat station during the Second World War. Shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Black at 1080p/25 and Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal on a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter. Rendered in 21:9 HD ultra widescreen. Music is the aptly named "Isle of View (Music for Helicopter Pilots)" by the Penguin Café Orchestra, © 1984 EG Records 

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