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Shetland Islands

     
Shetland Islands also Shetland, the Shetlands

the Shetland Islands

a group of about 100 small islands off the north coast of Scotland, further north than the Orkneys. The main industries of the islands are fishing, farming, producing woollen clothes, and, more recently, dealing with the oil which is taken from nearby areas of the North Sea. People from the Shetland Islands are called Shetlanders.

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