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St Ola's Church. All photos: Church of Scotland

THREE churches in Shetland have gone up for sale – with one of the buildings priced as low as £10,000.

The inside of the Uyeasound Kirk.

Offers of around £10,000 are invited for the B-listed St Ola’s Church in Housabister in the Nesting parish, which was built in 1794.

It has a floor space of 166 square metres and features a sanctuary, two porches, a vestry on the ground floor level and a gallery to the first floor.

The Bressay Kirk is priced at offers over £12,000. Also B-listed, it was built around 1812 and features two floors.

The surrounding graveyard is owned and maintained by Shetland Islands Council.

The Bressay Kirk.

The Uyeasound Kirk in Unst, meanwhile, is also up for sale amid interest in the community to take it on.

Offers of around £15,000 are invited for the B-listed church, which was built around 1843.

It is understood it was given a closing date of 10 March after someone made a bid, meaning there is little time for the community to find the finances.

The Church of Scotland notes that change of use permission for uses like a creche, day nursery, day centre, museum or library would not be needed.

In 2018 the church announced that it would close 20 of its buildings in Shetland.

More details about the churches for sale can be found online.

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