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Skaw
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Old Westhoose, Skaw
OS grid reference HU591665
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
List of places
UK
Scotland
60°22′44″N 0°55′37″W / 60.379°N 0.927°W / 60.379; -0.927Coordinates: 60°22′44″N 0°55′37″W / 60.379°N 0.927°W / 60.379; -0.927

Skaw is a village in the extreme northeast of Whalsay in the parish of Nesting in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. It is mainly a crofting area. Whalsay airstrip and Whalsay Golf Club, the most northerly golf club in the British Isles, lies in the vicinity. The East Loch of Skaw lies to the east of the village, and the West Loch of Skaw to the southwest. A house here, named Westhoose, has been rebuilt three times. Skaw Voe is a standing stone, 1.5 metres high, which stands 50 metres from the shore. Off Skaw Taing there are the islets of the Outer Holm of Skaw and the Inner Holm of Skaw, the latter of which contains a ruined chapel.

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