Image © Bob Jones
Latitude: 60º 24'N
Longitude: 01º 21'W
Ownership: Shetland Islands Council
About BraeBrae lies at the north end of Busta Voe on the southern outskirts of Sullom Voe.
In 1714 Thomas Gifford, the then laird, built a harbour and set up a fishing station. By the mid 1800s, Brae had emerged as a crofting township on the east shore of Busta Voe. Its growth was promoted by the development of a road through the village, and by 1894 it also had a weekly steamer service.
But Brae was still very small when in the early 1970s Europe's largest construction site got under way at Sullom Voe, a few miles to the north. Rapid expansion of a number of settlements in North Mainland followed, with Brae very much amongst them.
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