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  • Northmavine, also known as Northmaven, (north maev-eid - north of the narrow isthmus) at 17 miles north to south and 11 miles east to west, is the largest parish in Shetland and the most northerly on the Shetland mainland.

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  • NCDC has been proud, over the past 14 years to kickstart, help with, originate and manage many projects which have benefitted the area

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  • An NCDC windpower project fuels the Ollaberry Industrial Estate and shop, and NCDC is committed to developing renewable energy projects, as well as battling climate change in as many other ways as possible, through forestry developments, responsible crofting and more. The NCDC recycling centre ensures waste and large surplus items can be dealt with locally.

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  • The finest scenery in Shetland – that’s our proud boast! From the spectacular cliffs of Eshaness to the arctic landscape on top of Ronas Hill, Shetland’s highest point, Northmavine amazes. There are pristine beaches too. And from ancient remains, walk in Viking footsteps through fishing booms, two world wars and the more recent past.

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  • With 4G mobile phone coverage and superfast fibre broadband both widely available, Northmavine offers both visitor and resident an ideal location to work, play and tour, connectedly. The Shetland Webcams network of live coastal video extends to Hillswick and its weekly live ‘visual radio’ show, The Beatcroft Social, is broadcast from there.

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  • Northmavine is one of the greatest places in Shetland to see otters, seals, dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Not to mention the fantastic variety of seabirds.

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  • The annual Northmavine Up-Helly-Aa is a spectacular Viking fire festival which celebrates the end of winter and the return of the sun

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  • The Weaving Shed had unfortunately been severely neglected in recent years and Geoff's vision for the building could not have come at a better time as the listed building was not far from being beyond repair.

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  • During late 2008 and 2009 a huge amount of staff and director time was spent researching the viability of purchasing the local shop in Hillswick as a community-run business.

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  • Have a look through the history of Northmavine from different perspectives

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