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The Bonhoga Gallery is a specialist art gallery located at the refurbished and somewhat infamous, (some say cursed) Weisdale Mill nine miles north east of Lerwick. It is the most northerly art gallery in the British Isles and was one of the first projects undertaken by the Shetland Arts Trust in 1985. In addition to the artworks on display it features a programme of films relating to Shetland. Located at the same site is the Shetland Textile Working Museum. The name ‘Bonhoga’ translates as ‘my spiritual home’. One legend tells that the Mill was built with the stone taken from the houses once lived in by local crofters who were driven off their land during the notorious “Clearances”. During the 19th century the mill’s machinery maimed one of the millers and killed another. It was briefly attacked by the German Luftwaffe during WWII but luckily no one was hurt.

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  • Address: B9075, Weisdale, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom, ZE2 9LW
  • GPS: 60.26015,-1.288391667
  • Phone: 0044 (0)1595 745 750
  • Part of UK: Scotland
  • Sat Nav Postcode: ZE2 9LW
  • Visibility from Road: Excellent

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