Toab, Shetland

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Toab, Virkie
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Location within Shetland
OS grid reference HU387116
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE3
Dialling code 01950
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59°53′20″N1°18′25″W / 59.889°N 1.307°W / 59.889; -1.307 Coordinates: 59°53′20″N1°18′25″W / 59.889°N 1.307°W / 59.889; -1.307

Toab is the southernmost village on Mainland, Shetland, Scotland. It is part of Virkie and overlooks Sumburgh Airport. Toab is within the parish of Dunrossness. [1]

There is a village shop and post office in Toab. [2]

The name Toab may come from the old Norse hópr or hóp meaning a small landlocked bay or lagoon. [3]

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  1. "Details of Toab". Gazetteer for Scotland . Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. "Browstall Cottage | Shetland Visitor". Shetland Visitor. 2020. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  3. "Shetland Place Names Project; Shetland Place Name Elements" (PDF). Shetland Amenity Trust. 2020. Retrieved 7 September 2020.

This article incorporates text from the article Toab on Shetlopedia, which was licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence until September 14, 2007.