Toab, Orkney

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OS grid reference HY510069
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Council area
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ORKNEY
Postcode district KW17
Dialling code 01856
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58°56′49″N2°51′11″W / 58.947°N 2.853°W / 58.947; -2.853 Coordinates: 58°56′49″N2°51′11″W / 58.947°N 2.853°W / 58.947; -2.853

Toab is a parish on the Orkney Mainland, situated in the East Mainland.


Toab is located off the A960 road at the head of Deer Sound on the Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland. It is thought the name derives from the Norse phrase for the place where visiting ships had to pay a toll. [1]

People from Toab are known as ‘Toaboggans’, although this term is almost never used.

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  1. "Orkney Placenames". Orkneyjar. Retrieved 27 May 2008.