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Ferncliff House, viewed from Bluemull Sound
Gutcher is located in Shetland
OS grid reference HU548991
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2
Dialling code 01957
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Orkney and Shetland
Scottish Parliament
  • Shetland
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60°40′16″N 0°59′53″W / 60.671°N 0.998°W / 60.671; -0.998

Gutcher is a settlement on the northeast coast of Yell in the Shetland islands. From here, rollon/roll off ferry services to Belmont on Unst and Hamars Ness on Fetlar operate. The settlement has a harbour, and a former post office which, in 2012, reopened as a bed and breakfast. There is a café adjacent to the ferry waiting room (Geoffrey's) that opened in 2019.

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The former post office, once subjected to aerial attack.

During World War II, the Luftwaffe machine gunned the post office at Gutcher in an attempt to disrupt the communications system.

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