Old Photograph Beach Hillswick Shetland Scotland

Old photograph of women and children on the beach at Hillswick, Shetland, Scotland. This island village is on the side of a sheltered voe called Ura Firth, in the north east corner of Mainland. During the days of the Haaf Fishing Hillswick was developed into a fishing station by Thomas Gifford, the Laird of Busta. The village continued to play a role in the fishing industry well into the 20th century, and was often used as a safe haven by trawlers from all over Scotland.

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