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Photo: Church of Scotland.

CHURCHES in Hillswick and Fetlar are the latest to go on the market as part of the planned closure of kirks across Shetland.

The substantial church in Hillswick, which was built in 1869, is B-listed and the Church of Scotland is asking for offers over £40,000.

Inside the Hillswick kirk.

The building is situated next to the St Magnus Bay Hotel and forms a key part of the fabric of the village.

The smaller Fetlar Parish Church, meanwhile, comes with an asking price of around £15,000.

The sale has a closing date of 31 March at 12 noon.

It was built in 1790 and recast in 1860. The kirk is also B-listed.

The Church of Scotland announced in 2018 that it would be closing 20 kirks in Shetland amid declining attendances, a shortage of ministers and a growing national financial deficit.

The kirk up for sale in Fetlar.