The main road on Unst, the A968, is special as its length has the same designation on three different isles so that to go from end to end of the A968 requires two ferry trips. The northern end of this road is Haroldswick on Unst.
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Trevalga village has been owned since 1959 by Marlborough College, although there is currently a dispute between the college, the Charity Commission and the local residents about the legality of ownership by a charity and the future of the village.
The broadcaster Anna Ford was born in Tewkesbury on 2nd October 1943. Her father John became ordained as an Anglican priest and took her and her four brothers to live at Eskdale in the Lake District. She went to primary school at St Ursula's School, Wigton.
During construction work on a bypass to take the busy A75 around the south side of the village in 2013, substantial finds of prehistoric artefacts were uncovered. These included Mesolithic artefacts, Neolithic arrowheads, Bronze Age urns and bead necklaces including a 130-piece jet bead necklace the origin of which was traced to Whitby, North Yorkshire.
The watercolour artist Thomas Frederick Worrall painted two scenes entitled "Whalley from the Nab" and "Whalley Nab from Stoneyhurst" in c1900; Thomas Worrall was born in Wednesbury, Staffordshire in 1872.