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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Loch of Houll Loch of Houll Mr L. Laurenceson
Mr. Nicolson
Mr. Lisk
039.05; 039.01 This name is applied to a large fresh water loch, situated about ½ of a mile to the south of the district of Brough.
The Houll The Houll Mr L. Laurenceson
Mr. Nicolson
Mr. Lisk
039.05; 039.01 This name is applied to a large flat hill, situated adjacent and to the east of Loch of Houll
Whalsey Whalsay Lsland

Whalsey Island
Whalsey Island
Mr L. Laurenceson Symbister
Mr. Nicolson Symbister
Mr. Lisk Isbister
Valuation Roll
Cowie's Shetland "discription & historical"
Extracts from Fullertons Gazetteer
Orkney & Shetland Guide 1878
Oliver & Boyd's Almanac 1875
Orkney & Shetland Guide
Peace's Orkney Almanac
Andersons Guide to the Highlands
Stat [Statistical] a/c [account] of Scotland
Admiralty Chart
Johnston's Map
039.02; 039.05 This name is applied to a large island, situated on the east side of Shetland, and about 2½ miles from the nearest mainland, also about 14 miles from Lerwick. Its length from Symbister ness to Skawtaing is 5¾ miles, & average breadth 1½ miles. Most of the land contiguous to the shore is cultivated whilst the centre is a track of heathy pasture
Principal industry of the inhabitants are the cod & line fishing, which is carried on very successfully. There is a sub P. [Post] office on this island at Symbister Proprietor. Trustees of the late Mr. Bruce Symbister House
Whalsay, together with some islets in its vicinity, anciently formed a parish, but is now included in the parish of Nesting. It has still however a church of its own which is served by a missionary there is a manse in connection with the above ch [church] also a small field which serves as a glebe

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Island of Whalsey Shetland
Parish of Whalsey

[note under the name "Loch of Houll" reads]
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Transcriber's notes

Suspect the spelling of Mr Lisk in the Authorities should be Leask, as shown against the name "Bringers" on page 82.

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