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Clate
  • Clett
Vanessa Trig On Ward of Clett (geograph 3573219).jpg
Vanessa Trig On Ward of Clett
OS grid reference HU540615
Civil parish
  • Nesting
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2
Dialling code 01806
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Orkney and Shetland
Scottish Parliament
  • Shetland
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60°20′06″N 1°01′16″W / 60.335°N 1.021°W / 60.335; -1.021Coordinates: 60°20′06″N 1°01′16″W / 60.335°N 1.021°W / 60.335; -1.021

Clate (also known as Clett) is a hamlet and ward in southwestern Whalsay in the parish of Nesting in the Shetland Islands of Scotland.

Geography

Clate it is located south of the largest village of the island, Symbister, along the main road out of the village, just south of Sandwick. Haa Ness and Dimni Geo are coastal features at Clate, and the Holm of Sandwick lies off the coast. There are several caves to the southeast. From Clate, a track leads to the southeast, up to a quarry, then leads uphill, passing the southwestern ridge of the Ward of Clett.

History

The British military established a radar camp in Clate during wartime. Tanks and sheds built by the military were still in use in 1986. A Catalina bomber crashed in the vicinity in the early part of World War II.

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