Funny place names of Shetland and Orkney

We interrupt our regular programming to bring you a treasure trove reblog of funny place names from the Orkney and Shetland Islands, c. Enjoy!


From the fascinating Strange Maps blog.

These two maps were produced by Steve Goldman. They show the place names in both groups of islands that he considers strange.

“I’ve loved place names on Orkney and Shetland since I was a kid. They are by turns surreal, beautiful, nonsensical, rude, and bizarre… There seems to be no consistency to them at all.”

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7 Responses to Funny place names of Shetland and Orkney

  1. Matthew says:

    Actually, if I remember correctly, the place names in Wales will give Orkney and Shetland a run for their money!

  2. wdydfae says:

    The Orkney and Shetland names are a gold mine! Love the train station names, too.

    Thanks for linking to Strange Maps!

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