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Gardin, Vidlin, Shetland
 Vidlin shown within Shetland
OS grid reference HU477654
Civil parish Nesting
Council area Shetland
Lieutenancy area Shetland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHETLAND
Postcode district ZE2
Dialling code 01806
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Orkney and Shetland
Scottish Parliament Shetland
List of places

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Vidlin (from Old Norse: Vaðill meaning a ford), is a small village located on Mainland Shetland, Scotland. The settlement is within the parish of Nesting.[1]


It is at the head of Vidlin Voe, and is the modern heart of the old parish of Lunnasting, which centred on the early church at Lunna on Lunna Ness.

The Lunnasting stone, which bears an undeciphered Pictish ogham inscription was found nearby and donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland in 1876.

Notable people

Steven Robertson is a theatre and film actor who has appeared in a number of successful films. He was born in Vidlin and attended the local school.

The poet Rhoda Bulter's mother came from Skelberry in Lunnasting, and she herself lived there for two crucially formative years when young.

The Walls poet Christine de Luca has written a memoir and a series of poems about the branch of her family which hailed from Vidlin, on her father Alexander Pearson's side, entitled Dreams in Time's Ocean (2004).


  1. "Details of Vidlin". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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

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