However, if you want to really get away from it all, try the Bressay Lighthouse, at the southern end of the island. The Bressay Church building is located close to Of bressay Marina, near the Of bressay of the west coast of the island.
After leaving the Heritage Centre, I followed the single track road to the main road, went straight over and then turned left.
How do I get around Bressay? On a clear day, the views from Ward Hill can be spectacular. The largest of eleven lochs on the island are the Loch of Grimsetter in the east, and the Loch of Brough. Where can I stay on Bressay? There were some interesting post-war exhibits and Of bressay far older exhibits such as artefacts from archaeological digs on the island.
As the weather had taken a turn for the worse, I quickly holed up in here for an interesting hour or two. On one side, there is an engraving of two men with crosiersas well as various animals including horses, pigs, and what appears to be someone in the process of being swallowed by two sea monsters.
At the far end of Bressay, it is possible to visit the nearby island of Noss. It has been suggested that this is Jonah.
I then walked up to the World War 2 Encampment and Of bressay some excellent if slightly damp pictures of Lerwick. The island is made up of Old Red Sandstone with some basaltic intrusions. Bressay was quarried extensively for building materials, used all over Shetland, especially in nearby Lerwick.
How do I get to Bressay? During the summer months, a passenger ferry service links the east coast of Bressay with the nature reserve island of Noss. It is possible to hire a bike in Lerwick and to take over on the ferry to Bressay, or just to go on foot.
Next to the ferry slip is the Bressay Heritage Centre. I will go back to Bressay again, hopefully with better weather and visit the rest of the island especially the east coast around Noss. I got the short ferry from Lerwick and landed on a windy, showery day on Bressay.
Any other information on Bressay? I then headed back over to Lerwick, just as the rain began to pour. Wildlife[ edit ] Bressay has a large number of migrant birds, especially in the east.
The population is around people,  concentrated in the middle of the west coast, around Glebe and Fullaburn.
The Loch of Grimsetter is a haven for waders and whooper swans. In the far south, there is a colony of Arctic skuas.
As this was only a short visit and the weather had worsenedI walked back down to the ferry and took some more pictures. The top of each face has a cross.Bressay folk traded food and woollens for fine cloth, brandy and tobacco. In the late 19th/early 20th centuries, Lerwick was the most important herring fishing port in Europe and remains of herring stations are found along the Bressay coast.
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