Gabbro occurs in the peninsula of Fethland; diorite in Northmavine between Rinas Voe and Mavis Grind; and epidote-syenite in Dunrossness.
Fruits and flowers grew plentifully all about, and there were many of the delicious damas that the people of Voe were so fond of.
It is a secret the bears do not know, and we people of Voe usually walk upon the water when we travel, and so escape our enemies.
Looking through this opening they could see the Valley of Voe lying far below them, the cottages seeming like toy houses from that distance.
The southern part of Mainland, from Laxfirth Voe to Fitful Head a series of dark schists and slates, is found with subordinate limestones.
According to Dr Jakob Jakobsen, the name means the voe (waa) of the skollas, or booths, occupied by the men who came to attend the meeting of the ling, or open-air law court, which assembled in former days on an island in the Loch of Tingwall (hence its name), about 3 m.