The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Mainland, Shetland Islands

Mainland on Wikipedia.


Aith, Church of Scotland. Tim Flitcroft (2012).

Bigton, Church of Scotland. Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Brae, the Kirk (CoS). Gospel Hall. Both Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Braehoulland, the former Church of Scotland, now in residential use. It originally dates from 1895 as United Presbyterian. Following the move of the then CoS congregation to join with that of the Eshaness Free Church (see below) in 1929, Braehoulland was used as a public hall for several decades. HU 2402 7947. Alan Marsden (2021).

Cloddiknowe, Gospel Hall. Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Culswick, Methodist Church. Another view, and an interior view. All Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Cunningsburgh, Church of Scotland. United Free Church (1844). The former Mail Kirk. Link. All Tim Flitcroft (2012).

Dale of Walls, the former Gospel Hall. Kevin Price (2011).
Dunrossness, the parish church. Baptist Church. Both Martin Briscoe. The former Methodist Church. Tim Flitcroft (2013).

Eshaness, the former United Free Church (CoS from 1929) is now a Public Hall, and dates from circa 1871 (source). HU 2372 7851. Alan Marsden (2021).

Gillaburn, the former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (according to O.S. maps) or non-denominational chapel according to this source which dates it to circa 1872 to the 1960's. The chapel was used once more in about 2005 - see the "Quakers" section for the story. HU 4061 5148. Alan Marsden (2021).
Girlsta, Methodist Church. Tim Flitcroft (2012). Link.
Gonfirth, Methodist Church. Tim Flitcroft (2012). Link.
Gruting, Methodist Church. Another view, and three interior views - 1, 2, 3. All Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Gulberwick, Church of Scotland (1898). Tim Flitcroft (2012). Link.

Hillswick, Church of Scotland. Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Hoswick, former Gospel Hall. Tim Flitcroft (2012).

Ireland, Methodist Church. Tim Flitcroft (2012).

Lerwick.
Levenwick, Mission Hall (Methodist). Tim Flitcroft (2013).
Lunna, St. Margaret (Church of Scotland). Interior view. Both Tim Flitcroft (2012). Link

Mid Walls, Church of Scotland. Appeared derelict in 2011. Kevin Price (2011).
Mossbank, Church of Scotland. Kevin Price (2011).

Nesting, Church of Scotland. HU 487 578. Susan Sinclair. Another view, Kevin Price (2011). Methodist Chapel. Kevin Price (2011).
North Roe, Church of Scotland. Another view, and an interior view. Methodist Church. Link. All Tim Flitcroft (2012).

Ollaberry, Church of Scotland. The former United Free Church. Both Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Orgill, the former Lunnasting Baptist Church. Closed in 1997, it was converted to residential use about 15 years later. HU 4819 6507. Alan Marsden (2021).

Quarff, Church of Scotland. Tim Flitcroft (2012). Link.

Reawick, Congregational Church. Tim Flitcroft (2012).

Sand, Church of Scotland. Interior view. Baptist Church. All Tim Flitcroft (2012). The former Sand Congregational Church (now derelict). Another view, and the interior. All Kevin Price (2017).
Sandness, the Parish Church (CoS). It's marked on older maps as Free Church. HU 1962 5714. Kevin Price (2011). Methodist Church at Norby. Another view. Kevin Price (2011). Just a little way to the south O.S. maps mark St. Ninian's Chapel (Site of), at HU 1993 5738. It's featureless site can be seen here in the middle distance, on a Streetview from 2009. The former St. Margaret at Melby. HU 1912 5766. Kevin Price (2011). The former Congregational Church, also at Melby. Dating from circa 1832, even before a map of 1902 it had been converted into a post office, and it's now residential. HU 1920 5759. Alan Marsden (2021).
Sandwick, Church of Scotland. Link. Grade B listed. United Free Church. The former Wesleyan Chapel. All Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Scalloway, Church of Scotland. The former United Presbyterian Church on the junction of Castle Street and New Road. Both Martin Briscoe. Gospel Hall, Tim Flitcroft (2012). Methodist Church, Tim Flitcroft (2012). Link. The former Congregational Church (1838), Tim Flitcroft (2016). The former Exclusive Brethren Meeting Room on Hillside Road. Tim Flitcroft (2016).
Selivoe, Gospel Hall. Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Semblister, the derelict Church of Scotland. Another view, the pulpit and gallery. All Tim Flitcroft (2013).
Sullom, Church of Scotland. Another view. Both Tim Flitcroft (2013).

Tingwall. Martin Briscoe. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Tresta, Methodist Church. Tim Flitcroft (2012). The former Glanton Brethren Meeting Room, now in secular use. Tim Flitcroft (2016).
Twatt, former church. Tim Flitcroft (2012).

Vidlin, Methodist Church, and an interior view, both Tim Flitcroft (2012). Link.
Voe (near Tagon), the ruins of Olnafirth Kirk (1714). Voe Kirk (CoS). Another view. All Tim Flitcroft (2012).

Walls, St. Paul (CoS). Another view. Methodist Church. Link. All Tim Flitcroft (2012). The former Congregational Church, now a private residence. Tim Flitcroft (2013).
Weisdale, the Kirk (CoS, 1863). Grade B listed - link. Tim Flitcroft (2012).
West Burrafirth, the Kirk. Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Westerskeld, Methodist Church. Interior view. Both Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Whiteness, the former Church of Scotland. Another view. Circa HU 394 474. The former Gospel Hall. The Methodist Church, and an interior view. All Tim Flitcroft (2012 and 2016).
Wormadale, the former Congregational Chapel. Dating from 1851, it's now in secular use. HU 3956 4636. Alan Marsden (2021).

 

 

 

 

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