The ferry MV Dagalien approaching Toft Pier. This is the ferry across Yell Sound to the island of Yell.
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Toft is a ferry port approximately one mile north of Mossbank on Mainland, Shetland, Scotland. From here, a car ferry service to Ulsta on the island of Yell operates. Toft is located in the parish of Delting.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s there was a large workers camp situated here housing thousands of men who were building the Sullom Voe Terminal.
Leverburgh is the second largest village, after Tarbert, on Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Leverburgh is within the parish of Harris.
Craignure is a village and the main ferry port on the Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The village is within the parish of Torosay.
Aignish is located northwest of Knock and east of Stornoway on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The township is at the island side of the isthmus connecting to the Eye peninsula. Aignish is within the parish of Stornoway, and is situated on the A866 between Stornoway and Portnaguran.
Port Askaig is a port village on the east coast of the island of Islay, in Scotland.
Twatt is a settlement in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. It is located on the Shetland Mainland on a minor road that leads from the A971 road to Clousta, north of Bixter. The settlement is within the parish of Sandsting.
Bayble is a large village in Point, on the Isle of Lewis, 6 miles (10 km) east of the town of Stornoway. Bayble is also within the parish of Stornoway.
Corrie is a village on the north east coast of the Isle of Arran in Scotland, 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Brodick. It lies 2 miles (3.2 km) due east under the island's highest mountain, Goat Fell. A path from High Corrie 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) to the south, provides access to the hillside. Corrie, and its northern neighbour, Sannox, lie approximately halfway between Brodick and Lochranza.
Mossbank is a village in the north east of the Mainland of Shetland, Scotland. Originally served by an inter island ferry steamer from Lerwick, this ceased when the Yell Sound ferry commenced from the small port of Toft, approximately 1 mile further north. The village was profoundly changed in the early 1980s when construction began on the nearby Sullom Voe oil terminal. Large amounts of temporary accommodation were erected to house the construction workforce, with the population expanding from 130 in the early 1970s to about a thousand a decade later. The number of residents staying in Mossbank is forever changing, making it hard to record a village population.
Pirnmill is a small village on the north-west coast of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. The village is situated on the Kilbrannan Sound, facing Grogport on the Kintyre peninsula.
Ulsta is a village in the south-west of the island of Yell, Shetland, Scotland. North Ness Hall is the local community facility. The car ferry to Toft on Mainland, Shetland leaves from here.
Ancumtoun is a small settlement in the north of the island of North Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland. The settlement is within the parish of Cross and Burness.
Levenwick is a small village about 17 miles (27 km) south of Lerwick, on the east side of the South Mainland of Shetland, Scotland. It is part of the parish of Dunrossness and the Levenwick Health Centre provides medical support for the Dunrossness area.
Veensgarth, is a village in the Tingwall valley west of Lerwick on Mainland in Shetland, Scotland. It includes the Vallafield housing estate. Veensgarth is also within the parish of Tingwall, and is situated at the junction of the A970 and the B9074.
Toab is the most southerly village on Mainald, Shetland, Scotland. It is part of Virkie and overlooks Sumburgh Airport. Toab is within the parish of Dunrossness.
Ythanwells is a village in the Marr area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, lying 10.6 kilometres (6.6 mi) east of Huntly. The village is sometimes known as Wells of Ythan, although this name strictly refers to the nearby source of the River Ythan.
Freester is a settlement on Mainland, Shetland, Scotland. It is in the parish of Nesting.
Salen is a settlement on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. It is on the east coast of the island, on the Sound of Mull, approximately halfway between Craignure and Tobermory. The full name of the settlement is 'Sàilean Dubh Chaluim Chille'.
Eyre is a settlement on the eastern shore of Loch Snizort Beag on the northern coast of Skye in Scotland.
Erskine Ferry sailed across the River Clyde from Erskine to Old Kilpatrick. The ferry was also referred to as East Ferry of Erskine as there was another ferry to Dumbarton a few miles down river, known as West Ferry. It is reputed to be the oldest ferry crossing of the Clyde. The crossing was part of the A740 route from Paisley to Old Kilpatrick. It was established in 1777 and replaced by the Erskine Bridge in 1971.
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