The Shetland Islands (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1999

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1999/104/made/data.htm?wrap=true
Published: 1999-01-15

Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 104 (S.5)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SCOTLAND
The Shetland Islands (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1999

Made
15th January 1999

Coming into force
1st February 1999

Whereas under section 17(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(1), as read with Schedule 5 to that Act(2), the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland on 18th September 1998 submitted to the Secretary of State a report on a review together with its proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the area of Shetland Islands Council;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 17(2) and 233(3) of, and Schedule 5 to, the said Act and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Secretary of State hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Shetland Islands Council (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 1st February 1999.

(2) This Order shall apply only for the purposes of elections to be held after 30th April 1999.

Interpretation

2.  In the Schedule to this Order–

(a)a reference to–

(i)an electoral ward is a reference to that electoral ward as constituted in this Order; and

(ii)a road, footpath, railway line, river, burn or canal shall, where the context so admits, be construed as a reference to the centre line of the feature concerned; and

(b)the following abbreviations are used:–

“EW” for electoral ward;

“NG Ref” for National Grid Reference as published on Ordnance Survey Maps.

Electoral arrangements

3.  The area of Shetland Islands Council shall be divided into 22 wards, having the names, contents and boundaries set forth in the Schedule to this Order.

Revocation

4.  The Shetland Islands Area (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1992(3) is hereby revoked.

Henry McLeish
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
15th January 1999

Article 3

SCHEDULEELECTORAL WARDS

Ward 1 Sound

Commencing at NG Ref HU 4383 4154 at triangulation point 174 on Hill of Dale; then eastward in a straight line to the junction of Wester Loch Drive and a footpath leading along the western shore of Loch of Clickimin at NG Ref HU 4628 4099; then southward and south eastward along the said drive to and south westward along South Road (A970) to its junction with a footpath leading to Rudda Park at NG Ref HU 4621 4043; then south eastward along the said footpath to and south eastward along an unnamed road to a point in line with the northern curtilage of No 26 Nedersund Road; then north eastward to where the northern and western curtilages of the said property meet; then south eastward along the western curtilages of Nos 26 and 25 Nedersund Road to the southern curtilage of Nos 25 and 23 Nedersund Road; then generally north eastward along the southern curtilages of Nos 25, 23, 21, 20, 18-16, 13-10 and 7-5 Nedersund Road to where the western and southern curtilages of No 3 Nedersund Road meet; then eastward to the junction of the said road and Kantersted Road; then north eastward and northward along Kantersted Road to a cul-de-sac, part of Kantersted Road serving Nos 15-33 Kantersted Road; then north eastward along the said cul-de-sac and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to an undeterminable point on the centreline of Brei Wick; then generally south eastward along the centreline of Brei Wick to and southward along the centreline of Bressay Sound to an undeterminable point to the southeast of Ruggen; then south westward in a straight line to a point in line with the centreline of Voe of Sound; then north westward along the centreline of the said sound to an undeterminable point in line with the western boundary of the properties known as Sand; then northward to and along the said boundary to and continuing northward along a field boundary to where the western and southern curtilages of No 9 Sands of Sound meet; then northward along the rear curtilages of Nos 9-3 Sands of Sound to a point on the rear curtilage of No 3 Sands of Sound in line with the north eastern boundary of Sound Gospel Hall at NG Ref HU 4619 4010; then westward to and north westward along the said boundary to Oversund Road at NG Ref HU 4613 4015; then generally northward along the said road to and south westward along South Road (A970) to a point in line with the rear curtilages of the houses on the eastern side of Upper Baila at NG Ref HU 4602 4031; then northward to and along the said rear curtilages to the northern curtilage of No 49 Fogralea; then north westward in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Ward 2 Clickimin

Commencing at NG Ref HU 4628 4099 on the northern boundary of EW 1 at the junction of Wester Loch Drive and a footpath leading along the western shore of Loch of Clickimin; then generally north eastward along the said footpath to a point in line with the southern boundary of Clickimin Camp Site at NG Ref HU 4654 4137; then westward to and westward, north westward, northward, north eastward, eastward and south eastward along the southern, western, northern and eastern boundaries of the said camp site to a footpath leading to North Lochside (A970), south of Bruce Crescent; then generally northward and north eastward along the said footpath to and southward along the A970 to a point at NG Ref HU 4671 4118; then south eastward in a straight line to and south eastward along Cairnfield Road to Clickimin Road; then south westward along the said road to and southward along the A970 to its junction with the A969; then south eastward in a straight line to an undeterminable point on the centreline of Brei Wick and the eastern boundary of EW 1; then generally south westward, north westward and northward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 3 North Central

Commencing at NG Ref HU 4720 4170 at the junction between Freefield Road and Commercial Road; then north eastward along Commercial Road to and south eastward along Market Street to Harbour Street; then south westward along the said street to and north westward along King Harald Street to King Haakon Street; then south westward along the said street to and southward along Burgh Road to a point in line with the northern boundary of Gilbertson Park; then westward to and along the said boundary to and northward along Gilbertson Road to Anderson Road; then westward along the said road to and southward and westward along Robertson Crescent and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the A970 and the eastern boundary of EW 2; then northward along the said EW boundary to a point in line with the rear curtilages of the properties on the northern side of Bruce Crescent at NG Ref HU 4679 4166; then north westward to and generally north westward along the rear curtilages of Nos 10-26 Bruce Crescent to a point in line with the western curtilage of No 1 Burgess Street; then north westward to and along the said curtilage to and north eastward along the rear curtilages of Nos 1-17 Burgess Street to the northern curtilage of No 17 Burgess Street; then eastward along the said curtilage and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to North Road; then northward along the said road to a point in line with the northern curtilage of No 80 North Road; then eastward to and along the said curtilage and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the A970; then northward along the A970 to a point in line with the southern boundary of an Electricity Sub Station; then eastward to and along the said boundary and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to an undeterminable point on Bressay Sound in line with Freefield Road; then southward in a straight line to and along the said road to the point of commencement.

Ward 4 Breiwick

Commencing at NG Ref HU 4698 4096 at the junction between Clickimin Road and Cairnfield Road; then south eastward along Cairnfield Road to and generally eastward along South Road, Scalloway Road and Hillhead to and north eastward along Church Road to Commercial Street; then north eastward along the said street to a point in line with the western curtilage of No 30 Commercial Street; then northward to and north eastward along the said curtilage and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to an undeterminable point on the centreline of Bressay Sound; then generally south eastward, southward and south westward along the centreline of the said sound to the eastern boundary of EW 1; then north westward along the said EW boundary to and north westward and north eastward along the eastern boundary of EW 2 to the point of commencement.

Ward 5 South Central

Commencing at NG Ref HU 4690 4152 on the southern boundary of EW 3 at the junction between Anderson Road and Robertson Crescent; then generally eastward along the said EW boundary to the junction between Harbour Street and Market Street; then south eastward along Market Street to and south westward along King Erik Street to Lower Hillhead; then southward along Lower Hillhead and Hillhead to the northern boundary of EW 4; then generally south westward along the said EW boundary to and generally north westward and northward along the eastern boundary of EW 2 to the southern boundary of EW 3; then eastward and northward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 6 Harbour and Bressay

Commencing at NG Ref HU 4720 4170 on the eastern boundary of EW 3 at the junction between Freefield Road and Commercial Road; then northward along the said EW boundary to an undeterminable point on Bressay Sound in line with the southern boundary of an Electricity Sub Station; then generally northward and north eastward along the centreline of Bressay Sound to an undeterminable point northeast of the Holm of Beosetter and northwest of Score Head; then due east in a straight line to the eastern boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then southward along the said Council boundary to an undeterminable point south east of Bard Head; then due west in a straight line to a point in line with the centreline of Bressay Sound; then generally northward to and along the centreline of the said sound to the eastern boundary of EW 1; then northward and north westward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of EW 4; then north eastward and generally north westward, south westward and westward along the eastern and northern boundaries of EW 4 to the eastern boundary of EW 5; then north westward along the said EW boundary to and north westward and westward along the eastern boundary of EW 3 to the point of commencement.Note: EW 6 includes the island of Bressay and Isle of Noss.

Ward 7 North

Commencing at NG Ref HU 4383 4154 on the northern boundary of EW 1 at triangulation point 174 on Hill of Dale; then north eastward in a straight line to the junction between Ladies Drive and the A970; then north eastward in a straight line to a field boundary on the north shore of the Loch of Kebister at NG Ref HU 4563 4463; then generally north westward along the said field boundary and its prolongation in a straight line to an undeterminable point on the centreline of Dales Voe; then north eastward along the centreline of the said Voe to an undeterminable point north east of Green Holm; then south eastward in a straight line to an undeterminable point northeast of the Holm of Beosetter and northwest of Score Head on the northern boundary of EW 6; then generally south westward and southward along the northern and western boundaries of EW 6 to the northern boundary of EW 3; then south westward and southward along the northern and western boundaries of EW 3 to and generally westward and south westward along the northern and western boundaries of EW 2 to the northern boundary of EW 1; then north westward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 8 Upper Sound, Gulberwick and Quarff

Commencing at NG Ref HU 4383 4154 on the western boundary of EW 1 at triangulation point 174 on Hill of Dale; then generally south eastward and north eastward along the western and southern boundaries of EW 1 to the western boundary of EW 6; then generally southward and eastward along the western and southern boundaries of EW 6 to the eastern boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then southward along the said Council boundary to an undeterminable point due south east of where the Mill Burn, flowing from the eastern shoreline of Loch of Fladdabister, enters the North Sea; then north westward in a straight line to and generally north westward along the said burn to the eastern shoreline of Loch of Fladdabister; then generally westward, southward and north westward along the eastern, southern and western shoreline of the said Loch to where an unnamed burn flows from the western shoreline at NG Ref HU 4322 3363; then generally westward along the said unnamed burn to where it is crossed by the A970; then westward in a straight line to summit point 224 on Sheens of Breitoe at NG Ref HU 4195 3372; then south westward in a straight line to summit point 262 on Muskna Field at NG Ref HU 4049 3276; then due west in a straight line to an undeterminable point on the centreline of Clift Sound; then generally northward along the centreline of the said sound to an undeterminable point due west of triangulation point 216 on Scrae Field; then eastward in a straight line to the said triangulation point at NG Ref HU 4179 3615; then northward in a straight line to summit point 132 on Bersa Hill at NG Ref HU 4187 3813; then north eastward in a straight line to the junction between the A970 and B9073 at NG Ref HU 4379 3939; then northward in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Ward 9 Unst and Island of Fetlar

Commencing at an undeterminable point on the northern boundary of Shetland Islands Council in line with the centreline of Bluemull Sound; then eastward and southward along the northern and eastern boundaries of the said Council to an undeterminable point due east of The Rumble at NG Ref HU 4845 7656; then due west in a straight line to an undeterminable point in line with the centreline of Colgrave Sound; then northward to and generally northward along the centreline of the said sound to the east of Hascosay and Linga and west of Sound Gruney to an undeterminable point east of Linga and south west of Holm of Heogland in line with the centreline of Bluemull Sound; then north westward to and generally northward along the said sound to the east of Linga and the prolongation thereof in a straight line northward to the point of commencement.

Ward 10 Yell

Commencing on the northern boundary of Shetland Islands Council and the western boundary of EW 9 at an undeterminable point in line with the centreline of Bluemull Sound; then generally southward along the said EW boundary to the southern boundary of EW9 at an undeterminable point on the North Sea; then eastward to and generally north westward and northward along the centreline of Yell Sound to the south of Orfasay and Holm of Copister, north of The Rumble and Samphrey, west of Bigga, Wester Land Taing, Sligga Skerry, Uynarey and Holm of West Sandwick, east of Brother Isle, Little Holm, Muckle Holm and Gruney and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the northern boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then eastward along the said Council boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 11 Northmavine, Muckle Roe and Busta

Commencing at an undeterminable point on the northern boundary of Shetland Islands Council and the western boundary of EW 10 in line with the centreline of Yell Sound; then southward along the said EW boundary to an undeterminable point north of Brother Isle in line with the centreline of Sullom Voe; then generally south westward along the centreline of the said voe to the west of Brother Isle, Tinga Skerry, Little Roe and Ungam and east of Lamba, to a point in line with an unnamed burn flowing into Ell Wick; then southward to and generally southward along the said unnamed burn to where it is crossed by the A970 at NG Ref HU 3442 6780; then eastward along the A970 to its junction with an unnamed road leading to Busta; then south eastward in a straight line to an undeterminable point on the centreline of Busta Voe; then generally southward along the centreline of the said voe to the east of Linga to and generally westward along the centreline of Cole Deep to the south of Muckle Roe and the north of Papa Little to the centreline of Swarbacks Minn; then generally westward and north westward along the centreline of Swarbacks Minn and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the western boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then northward and eastward along the western and northern boundaries of Shetland Islands Council to the point of commencement.

Ward 12 Delting West

Commencing at an undeterminable point on the western boundary of EW 10 and the eastern boundary of EW 11 on the centreline of Yell Sound to the north of Brother Isle; then southward along the said sound to the east of Tinga Skerry and west of Brother Isle to where the Mill Burn, flowing from Loch of Mioness, enters the said sound at NG Ref HU 4190 7906; then southward in a straight line to the summit point on Hill of Crooksetter at NG Ref HU 4200 7564; then southward in a straight line to a point where an unnamed burn is crossed by the B9076 at NG Ref HU 4212 7353; then southward in a straight line to the summit point on Hill of Neegrath at NG Ref HU 4216 7171; then south westward in a straight line to summit point 204 on Hill of Oxnabool at NG Ref HU 4158 7066; then westward in a straight line to the confluence of Burn of Easterbutton and Burn of Westerbutton at NG Ref HU 3964 7050; then generally southward along Burn of Westerbutton to its source at NG Ref HU 3918 6881; then southward in a straight line to summit point 252 on Button Hills at NG Ref HU 3932 6844; then southward in a straight line to triangulation point 245 on Souther Hill at NG Ref HU 3964 6673; then south eastward in a straight line to a field boundary at NG Ref HU 4038 6501; then south eastward, southward and south eastward along the said field boundary to its intersection with the Burn of Susetter; then generally southward along the said burn to its confluence with a tributary at NG Ref HU 4058 6437; then generally south eastward along the said tributary to its intersection with a field boundary at NG Ref HU 4066 6434; then south eastward and southward along the said field boundary to a field boundary at NG Ref HU 4065 6393; then south eastward along the said field boundary to a point in line with the rear curtilage of Olnafirth Primary School and School House; then south westward to and along the said rear curtilages to a field boundary to the rear of the properties known as Fairview and Hazelbank; then south eastward along the said field boundary and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the A968; then generally southward along the A968 to and generally south eastward along the A970 to the B9071 at NG Ref HU 4135 6258; then south eastward and generally north eastward along the B9071 to where it crosses the Drida Burn at NG Ref HU 4251 6308; then southward in a straight line to Mossy Hill at NG Ref HU 4253 6055; then south westward in a straight line to summit point 209 on Hoo Kame at NG Ref HU 4209 5894; then south westward in a straight line to summit point 275 on Gruti Field at NG Ref HU 3909 5858; then north westward in a straight line to summit point 143 on East Hill of Burrafirth at NG Ref HU 3691 5923; then north westward in a straight line to a point where the Mill Burn flows from the western shore of Loch of Quiensetter at NG Ref HU 3596 6008; then generally north westward along the said burn to where it enters the Sound of Houbansetter; then westward to and generally north westward along the centreline of the said sound to the east of Papa Little to the southern boundary of EW 11; then generally north eastward along the southern and eastern boundaries of EW 11 to the point of commencement.

Ward 13 Delting East and Lunnasting

Commencing at an undeterminable point on the western boundary of EW 10 and the eastern boundary of EW 12 on the centreline of Yell Sound to the north of Brother Isle; then south eastward and eastward along the western and southern boundaries of EW 10 to an undeterminable point north east of Lunna Holm; then south westward in a straight line to the east of Longa Skerry and Swarta Skerry to an undeterminable point in line with the centreline of Lunning Sound; then southward along the centreline of Lunning Sound to the west of Score Holm and Hunder Holm to an undeterminable point in line with the centreline of Dury Voe; then westward to and north westward along the centreline of the said voe to the north of Swarta Skerry to an undeterminable point in line with the south eastern boundary of the property known as South Tararet; then south westward in a straight line to and along the said boundary and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the B9075 at NG Ref HU 4511 6278; then south westward in a straight line to summit point 127 on Riven Hill at NG Ref HU 4454 6194; then north westward in a straight line to the point where the Drida Burn is crossed by the B9071 and the eastern boundary of EW 12; then generally south eastward and northward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 14 Nesting, Whiteness, Girlsta and Gott

Commencing at an undeterminable point on the centreline of Dury Voe where the eastern and southern boundaries of EW 13 meet; then south eastward along the centreline of the said voe and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the south of Muckle Fladdicap and the north of Muckle Billan to the eastern boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then southward along the said Council boundary to the northern boundary of EW 6; then eastward along the said EW boundary to and north westward and south westward along the northern and western boundaries of EW 7 to the junction between Ladies Drive and the A970 at NG Ref HU 4470 4286; then south westward along the A970 to where it crosses the Burn of Dale at Bridge of Fitch; then south westward in a straight line to the summit point on Hill Steinswall at NG Ref HU 4179 4178; then north westward in a straight line to Gallow Hill at NG Ref HU 4104 4275; then south westward in a straight line to summit point 107 on Hill of Burwick at NG Ref HU 3938 4167; then due west in a straight line to and generally north eastward along the centreline of Stromness Voe to and across the A971 and continuing generally north eastward along the western shoreline of Loch of Strom to where the Stromfirth Burn enters the said loch; then generally northward along the said burn to where it is crossed by an unnamed road leading between Gillaburn and Girlsta at NG Ref HU 4079 5117; then north eastward in a straight line to the summit point on Hill of Skurron at NG Ref HU 4194 5293; then north eastward in a straight line to the junction between the A970 and B9075 at NG Ref HU 4315 5363; then generally northward along the A970 to the southern boundary of EW 12; then eastward and northward along the southern and eastern boundaries of EW 12 to and generally eastward along the southern boundary of EW 13 to the point of commencement.

Ward 15 Scalloway

Commencing at an undeterminable point due west of summit point 107 on Hill of Burwick on the centreline of Stromness Voe where the southern and western boundaries of EW 14 meet; then generally eastward along the southern boundary of EW 14 to and generally south westward along the western boundary of EW 7 to the western boundary of EW 8; then southward and generally south westward along the said EW boundary to an undeterminable point on the centreline of Clift Sound; then northward along the centreline of the said sound to and northward across the B9074 leading from the A970 to Burland on Trondra, to East Voe of Scalloway; then northward and south westward along the centreline of the said voe to the south of Merry Holm, Green Holm and Papa Skerry, the north of Trondra, Papa and West Head of Papa to an undeterminable point in line with the centreline of Sandy Voe; then south eastward to and along the said voe to the west of West Head of Papa and Papa and the east of Spoose Holm, Oxna and Bullia Skerry to an undeterminable point south east of the said skerry; then south westward in a straight line to the north of Fugla Ness and south of the Steggies to the western boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then northward along the said Council boundary to an undeterminable point in line with the centreline of The Deeps south of Sanda Stour and north of Hildasay; then north eastward to and along the centreline of The Deeps passing between the said islands and continuing eastward to the south of North Havra and north of Hildasay to the point of commencement.

Ward 16 Whalsay/Skerries

Commencing at an undeterminable point where the eastern boundary of EW 13 meets the northern boundary of EW 14 south of Hunder Holm, on the centreline of Dury Voe; then north eastward along the eastern boundary of EW 13 to the southern boundary of EW 10; then eastward along the said EW boundary to and continuing eastward along the southern boundary of EW 9 to the eastern boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then southward along the said Council boundary to the northern boundary of EW 14; then north westward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 17 Sandsting, Aithsting and Weisdale

Commencing at NG Ref HU 3508 6067 on the southern boundary of EW 12, where the Mill Burn flowing from the western shore of Loch of Quiensetter enters the Sound of Houbansetter; then generally south eastward and eastward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of EW 14; then generally south eastward and south westward along the said EW boundary to the northern boundary of EW 15; then generally westward and south westward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then north westward in a straight line to an undeterminable point south westward of and in line with the centreline of Gruting Voe; then north eastward to and along the centreline of Gruting Voe to the west of Muckle Flaes and east of Green Head to an undeterminable point on the centreline of the said voe in line with the Seli Voe; then north eastward to and along the centreline of the said voe to the south of Holm of Gruting to where the Burn of Selivoe enters the said voe; then generally eastward along the said burn to where it is crossed by an unnamed road leading to Setter at NG Ref HU 2980 4879; then generally north westward along the said unnamed road to and generally north eastward along an unnamed road leading between Gruting and Sefster to its junction with the A971 at NG Ref HU 3005 5239; then generally north eastward along the A971 to its junction with the B9071 at Park Hall; then south westward along the B9071 to and south eastward along an access road to the property known as Panama and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to an undeterminable point on the centreline of Effrith Voe; then eastward along the said voe to and south eastward along the centreline of Bixter Voe to a point in line with the western curtilage of the property on the northern shore of the said voe known as The Bungalow; then north eastward to and generally northward along the said curtilage and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the A971; then south eastward along the A971 to and generally northward along the B9071 to a point in line with a field boundary at NG Ref HU 3331 5341; then northward to and generally north westward along the said field boundary to a track at NG Ref HU 3304 5414; then northward in a straight line to the confluence of the Mouldry Burn and a tributary at NG Ref HU 3287 5561; then generally northward along the said burn to and generally westward and northward along the southern and western shoreline of Loch of Vaara to where the Burn of Vaara flows from the western shoreline of the said loch; then generally north westward along the said burn to and north westward along the western shoreline of Loch of Clousta to an unnamed watercourse leading to a Tidal Pond at NG Ref HU 3125 5848; then westward along the said unnamed watercourse to and continuing westward along the centreline of the said tidal pond and across a causeway to The Briggs; then generally westward along the centreline of The Briggs to North Voe of Clousta; then generally westward and north westward along the centreline of North Voe of Clousta to the north of Green Holm, Linga, Long Skerry and Neean Skerry and the south of Green Point, Trea Wick, Gruna and Black Stane and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the western boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then northward along the said Council boundary to the southern boundary of EW 11; then generally south eastward and eastward along the said EW boundary to and generally south eastward along the southern boundary of EW 12 to the point of commencement.

Note: EW17 includes the islands of Vementry and Papa Little

Ward 18 Walls, Sandness and Clousta

Commencing at an undeterminable point northwest of Papa Stour, on the western boundary of Shetland Islands Council and the western boundary of EW 17; then generally south eastward and south westward along the said EW boundary to the western boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then northward along the said Council boundary to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 18 includes the islands of Foula, Papa Stour and Ve Skerries.

Ward 19 Burra/Trondra

Commencing at an undeterminable point on the southern boundary of EW 15 on the centreline of Sandy Voe to the east of Oxna and west of Papa; then generally north westward, eastward and south westward along the said EW boundary to and south westward along the western boundary of EW 8 to an undeterminable point on the centreline of Clift Sound due west of summit point 262 on Muskna Field; then continuing south westward along the centreline of the said sound to the west of Holm of Maywick and east of South Harva to an undeterminable point south of South Harva and Little Harva and north west of Taing of Maywick; then due west in a straight line to the western boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then northward along the said Council boundary to the southern boundary of EW 15; then north eastward and generally north westward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 20 Cunningsburgh and Sandwick

Commencing at NG Ref HU 4049 3276 on the southern boundary of EW 8 at summit point 262 on Muskna Field; then generally north eastward and south eastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then southward along the said Council boundary to an undeterminable point south east of Bannock Hole on No Ness; then north westward in a straight line to and northward along the centreline of Sand Wick to the point where the Burn of Sandwick enters Sand Wick at NG Ref HU 4340 2367; then generally northward along the said burn to where it is crossed by an unnamed road east of the property known as Smithfield; then generally south westward and north westward along the said unnamed road to its junction with the A970 at NG Ref HU 4204 2502; then north westward and south westward along the A970 to where it crosses the Burn of Breitoe at NG Ref HU 4028 2447; then northward along the said burn to and generally north westward along the Red Burn to a point at NG Ref HU 3928 2517; then north westward in a straight line to and generally northward and westward along the Burn of Deepdale to where it enters the Clift Sound; then north westward in a straight line to the east of the Holm of Maywick to the eastern boundary of EW 19; then northward along the said EW boundary to and eastward along the southern boundary of EW 8 to the point of commencement.

Note: EW 20 includes the island of Mousa

Ward 21 Sandwick, Levenwick and Bigton

Commencing at NG Ref HU 3801 2591 on the southern boundary of EW 20 at the point where the Burn of Deepdale enters the Clift Sound; then generally south eastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then north westward in a straight line to a point NG Ref HU 4118 1846 on the Stack of Cambar; then north westward in a straight line to a field boundary at NG Ref HU 4110 1850; then westward and south westward along the said field boundary to the eastern boundary of the properties at Braefield at NG Ref HU 4084 1832; then generally north westward, westward and southward along the eastern, northern and western boundaries of the said properties to an access road leading to the said properties; then westward along the said access road to and north westward along an unnamed road leading to the A970 to its junction with the A970; then southward along the A970 to a point in line with the northern boundary of the properties at Maryland; then generally westward, southward and eastward along the northern, western and southern boundaries of the said properties and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the A970; then southward along the A970 to a point in line with the northern boundary of the properties at Gusselton; then westward to and generally westward, southward and eastward along the northern, western and southern boundaries of the said properties and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the A970; then southward along the A970 to and north westward along the B9122 to where it crosses an unnamed burn flowing into Loch of Brow at NG Ref HU 3929 1629; then generally south westward along the said unnamed burn to and generally southward and westward along the eastern and southern shoreline of the said loch to an unnamed burn flowing from the southern shoreline of Loch of Brow to Loch of Spiggie; then generally westward along the said unnamed burn to and generally westward along the southern shoreline of Loch of Spiggie to an unnamed burn flowing from the southern shoreline of the said loch at NG Ref HU 3722 1586; then generally westward along the said unnamed burn to a point at NG Ref HU 3601 1592; then westward in a straight line to Scarfi Taing and the prolongation thereof in a straight line to the western boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then northward along the said Council boundary to and eastward and north eastward along the southern boundary of EW19 to the southern boundary of EW 20; then south eastward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Ward 22 Dunrossness

Commencing at NG Ref HU 3989 1922 on the southern boundary of EW 21 at the junction of an access road to Braefield and the A970; then south eastward along the said EW boundary to the eastern boundary of Shetland Islands Council; then generally southward, westward and northward along the eastern, southern and western boundaries of Shetland Islands Council to the southern boundary of EW 21; then generally south eastward and northward along the said EW boundary to the point of commencement.

Note : EW 22 includes Fair Isle

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order gives effect (with minor modifications of a drafting nature) to proposals made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland for the future electoral arrangements for the area of Shetland Islands Council. The proposals follow on the review of the whole of Scotland undertaken by the Commission in terms of Schedule 5 to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The area of Shetland Islands Council is divided into 22 electoral wards as described in the Schedule to the Order. This Order has effect for the purposes of elections held after 30th April 1999 and will thus first apply as regards the ordinary election of councillors due to take place in May 1999.


(1)
1973 c. 65.

(2)
Schedule 5 was substituted by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), Schedule 13, paragraph 92(67).

(3)
S.I. 1992/995.
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