Orkney and Shetland (UK Parliament constituency)

Orkney and Shetland is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. In the Scottish Parliament, Orkney and Shetland are separate constituencies. The constituency was historically known as Orkney and Zetland (an alternative name for Shetland).

Orkney and Shetland
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Orkney and Shetland in Scotland
Subdivisions of ScotlandOrkney and Shetland
Electorate33,229[1]
Major settlementsKirkwall, Lerwick
Current constituency
Created1708
Member of ParliamentAlistair Carmichael (Scottish Liberal Democrats)
Number of membersOne
Created fromOrkney and Shetland

In the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, 65.4% of the constituency’s electors voted for Scotland to stay part of the United Kingdom.[2]