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.