Shetland


Aigas Field Centre

Holiday programmes plus accomodation based on the wildlife, scenery and history of the wild Highlands of Scotland. Also undertake expeditions based in Orkney and Shetland.

Boat Trips to Noss NNR

Provided by Shetland Wildlife Holidays, this day trip to the outstanding sea bird colonies on the Noup of Noss is a must see excursion on these fantastic islands. http://www.shetlandwildlife.co.uk

Eda Frandsen

Liveaboard cruises on board a 60 year old cutter around the Western Isles

Fetlar (RSPB Reserve)

As well as breeding snipe, curlews, redshanks, lapwings and teals there are also good displays of flowering wetland plants.

Hermaness (National Nature Reserve)

The rough moorland studded with flowering plants, mosses and grasses gives way to the cliffs around the headland. These reach up to 170 metres high and are home to an incredible range of breeding seabirds including puffins, gannets, guillemots, shags, fulmars and gulls.

Island of Noss (National Nature Reserve)

The perfect place to view a seabird spectacular of breeding gannets, guillemots, skuas, puffins and fulmars. Accessible by inflatable boat from the neighbouring Isle of Bressay during the summer months.

Keen of Hamar (National Nature Reserve)

This rocky landscape is home to a community of special plants including northern rock cress, hoary whitlow grass, Norwegian sandwort and Edmondston’s chickweed. The underlying Serpentine rock weathers into angular fragments, making this site one of the largest expanses of serpentine debris in Europe.

Loch of Spiggie (RSPB Reserve)

This shallow loch is home to long-tailed ducks, whooper swans, snipe and lapwings. Best viewed from the road, and access to the loch side is not permitted to avoid disturbing this sensitive area.

Mousa (RSPB Reserve)

This 410 hectare island is home during the summer months to breeding Arctic terns, arctic skuas, great skuas, eider ducks, black guillemots, oystercatchers, ringed plovers, snipe and redshanks. The highlight of the site is the Iron Age broch which provides a nesting site for some of the 6,000 storm petrels that nest on the reserve.

Northern Light Charters

Oban Tel 01631 740595 Offering both individuals and groups a rare opportunity to travel the unpolluted waters of North West Scotland, throughout the Inner and Outer Hebrides and to St Kilda. Also around the Orkney and Shetland islands plus itineraries taking in the Faroes, Iceland and Norway. www.northernlight-uk.com

Shetland Wildlife

This award winning company offers an excellent range of holidays on Shetland, Orkney, Fair Isle and further afield.

Sumburgh Head (RSPB Reserve)

The headland at the southern most tip of Shetland combines cliffs that host a breeding colony of more than 10,000 seabirds, including gannets, kittiwakes, puffins and shags, with sea-cliff grassland with breeding birds such as wheatear and oystercatcher. Also a good site for viewing cetaceans.