Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hill of Crooksetter Monument & Firth's Voe Lighthouse

This monument is situated at the top of the Hill of Crooksetter, overlooking Sullom Voe Terminal. The inscription tells how it came to be there.

At nearby Firth's Voe, Mossbank is Lighthouse 3812, another of the Stevenson's lighthouses, first lit in 1909.  
This lighthouse was built over the Broch of Infield, a scheduled monument. A reasonable amount of the broch still remains - with a lighthouse on it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Flare Up at Shetland

Cannot embed this video as its been disabled by STV.

Thanks to Erik for the link.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Burn of Lunklet & Waterfall

Ower da waast side this Sunday, including the Burn of Lunklet & various plantations with no avifauna in them of note at all.

Kergord Valley looking north as a heavy rain shower passed over.

Weisdale Voe looking south towards the Scalloway Islands.

Kalliness and the Loch of Hellister.

Burn of Lunklet & Waterfall.

Whiteness Voe on the way back.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Burra Firth

At Burra Firth this afternoon for a short while.
The beach and what was once a small golf course bordering it.
Crofts of Burrafirth far right.

The old Muckle Flugga lighthouse shore station, converted to private accomodation some time ago. The building also houses the Scottish Natural Heritage Hermaness National Nature Reserve warden and interpretive centre during the spring and summer. The old RAF 'golf ball' early wearning radar station is visible on the top of Saxa Vord.
A nearby Fulmar.
Back at Lerwick, the Stenna DrillMax is still moored at the north end of Lerwick Harbour.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Peerie Willie Memorial, Yell

The Peerie Willie memorial plaque at Buster, Yell (thats what the place is named as on the 1:10,000 Shetland map, the Hill of Bouster is to the south).

Friday, September 03, 2010

John Coutts Paragliding

John Coutts buzzing around over the Ness of Sound in his paraglider. Have a look at some of his excellent pictures at..

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Coastguard Helicopter at Clickimin

Saw the Coastguards Chopper landing at Clickimin & got there just before they took off. They were offloading an injured crewman.

Vaila Scenery

Noticed there was not much in the way of scenery in the Vaila pics but didnt take many pics of the island - here's a few.

Voe of Vaila - landing pier far left.

Burrier Stacks looking from near the Watchtower.

Burrier Geo.

Head of Burrier Geo looking towards Vaila Hall, Quoy Hill behind the Hall.