Balta (island)

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Location of Balta
Location of Balta
Waters North Sea
Archipelago Shetland Islands
Geographical location 60 ° 44 '55 "  N , 0 ° 47' 22"  W Coordinates: 60 ° 44 '55 "  N , 0 ° 47' 22"  W.
Balta (Island) (Shetland)
Balta (island)
surface 80 ha
Highest elevation Muckle Head
44  m
Residents uninhabited

Balta is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland , 0.8 km² large, uninhabited island. It is east of the island of Unst and the Balta Sound.

The remains of a prehistoric stone tower (a so-called brochure ) and a Viking Age chapel can be found on the island . In 1895 a lighthouse was built on the southern tip of the island, which was demolished in 2003 in favor of a solar-powered system.

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