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Boddam, with Dalsetter in the distance
Boddam is located in Shetland
OS grid reference HU396155
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  • Dunrossness
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2
Dialling code 01950
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Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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  • Orkney and Shetland
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59°55′26″N 1°17′28″W / 59.924°N 1.291°W / 59.924; -1.291

Boddam is a village on the island of Mainland, in Shetland, Scotland.

Boddam is an area of Dunrossness in the South Mainland of Shetland. Although Boddam is just the name for the few houses at the head of the voe, including the slaughterhouse, the nearby estates of Hillock, Dalsetter Wynd, and Turniebrae are also usually referred to as being in Boddam. Boddam has a working Norse horizontal mill and the Croft House Museum.

The sea off Boddam hosts a population of sandeel that provides a food source for many species fish, seabirds, seals, whales and dolphins: the area is considered to have the most reliable population of sandeels of all the seas surrounding Shetland, and is now designated as a Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (NCMPA).

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