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Baltasound

Major
County: Shetland
Current Status: Moorings
Date: circa October 1918 - World War Two
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / FAA
Landing Surface Types: Water

Catfirth seaplanes used Baltasound on the Shetland island of Unst as an advanced mooring-out base from shortly before World War One ended. RAF and FAA flying boats were also present at times during World War Two.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Unst Community Council
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The pier at Baltasound, 7 May 1976. © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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View of the pier at Baltasound from the north-east, 7 May 1976. © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Hamar and Baltasound Pier, 24 June 2008.

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View across Baltasound Voe towards Balta Isle, 10 February 2009.

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Aerial view of Baltasound looking west, 15 August 2014. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Baltasound looking west, 15 August 2014. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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