A small bay or creek in Orkney or Shetland.[in place names] ‘Sullom Voe’
inlet, creek, cove, fjord, bay, voeView synonyms
- ‘Since there are no rivers in Shetland, there is very little fresh water run-off in the voes (small fjords), and the chances of farmed salmon escaping up the rivers are negligible.’
- ‘Hope was what I found on this trip to the Shetlands, with all their voes and woes.’
Late 17th century: from Norwegian våg, from Old Norse vágr.