Unst, Shetland, Scotland. Day 30, 28th July 2013.
With my extra day in Shetland I decided to head for Unst, the northernmost island. Getting there required driving across the island of Yell. My main objectives were Muness Castle and Hermaness Reserve.
Muness Castle is in the South-East corner of Unst. On the way there I stopped at the tiny village (and bay) of Uyeasound (I have no idea how the locals pronounce that).
This is Greenwell’s Booth, in the village of Uyeasound. It is a trader’s store and warehouse, for goods arriving and departing by sea. It was built in 1646 by William Bruce, presumably a relation of Laurence Bruce who built the nearby Muness Castle (next post) fifty years earlier.
This abandoned farmhouse is a short distance away from Uyeasound, very close to Muness Castle. It probably incorporates stones from the castle as construction materials.
I found the shot with the red door and window frames intriguing. Lovely shot, looks like someone loves the place but doesn’t use the front door much! Different to the other buildings of old stone.
Yes. It doesn’t look like people open that door too often but I presume there are people living there or in the adjacent buildings.
Your travels to the Shetlands has definitely put them on my bucket list.
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There’s a lot of great places to see there and I definitely could have done with more than four days. I’ll post a mini-bibliography in a couple of posts.
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