|UK Grid Reference:||HU492935|
|Area (ha):||21211 ha|
|Population:||957 (2001 census)|
|Ferry Services:||ro-ro from Toft|
Yell, formerly also known as Zell, is one of the North Isles of Shetland. In the 2001 census it had a usually resident population of 957.
Ferries sail from Ulsta on the island to Toft on the Shetland Mainland and from Gutcher on Yell to Belmont on Unst and Hamars Ness on Fetlar. Other settlements on Yell include Burravoe, home to the Old Haa Museum, located in a house dated to 1672, Mid Yell, Cullivoe, Gloup and Sellafirth, where the Bayanne House Museum is.
The coastline of Yell includes numerous voes where otters and seabirds including merlins, skuas and red-throated divers are common.
Yell was home to the naturalist Bobby Tulloch, the author William J. Tait, the 19th C. scholar Laurence Williamson of Gardie and it had a special affection for the artist Adam Robson. Peerie Willie Johnson came from Da Herra and the storyteller and folklorist Lawrence Tulloch is from Gutcher.