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Shetland Pictures

Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs. 

This Gallery gives a flavour of Unst - of Treasure Island. It will evolve as time passes, the photographs reflecting the changing seasons and patterns of life. We hope that you enjoy them.

If you have any photographs that you would like to submit for inclusion, or you have any comments to make on what you see, please e-mail info@saxavord.com.

If you would like to use any of the photos here for any purpose, or you would like high resolution copies, please e-mail david@saxavord.com. Please note that all photographs are protected by copyright. 

The photographs marked M Brookes Roper/SE were taken by photographer Michael Brookes Roper for Shetland Enterprise and we are grateful to both for permitting us to include them here.  

Please click on images to enlarge.


Burra Firth, Unst, from the summit of the hill of Saxa Vord » Click to zoom ->

Westing, west Unst » Click to zoom ->

Unst's Skaw beach - the most northerly in Britain » Click to zoom ->

View from Saxa Vord's Taftens houses » Click to zoom ->

Uyeasound, south Unst » Click to zoom ->

Uyeasound, south Unst » Click to zoom ->

the first and last house in the British Isles, Skaw, Unst.  » Click to zoom ->

Haroldswick, north east Unst » Click to zoom ->

Hermaness, north west Unst » Click to zoom ->

Sheep round-up, Hermaness » Click to zoom ->

Shetland ponies » Click to zoom ->

Burra Firth Shore Station, Unst » Click to zoom ->

Saxa Vord and Harolds Wick beyond  » Click to zoom ->

Saxa Vord and Harolds Wick beyond » Click to zoom ->

A recent guest at Saxa Vord calls home » Click to zoom ->

Unst abounds with things to see and do! » Click to zoom ->

Rowing is an important sport » Click to zoom ->

Easting, Sandwick, south east Unst » Click to zoom ->

A magnificent vista! » Click to zoom ->

Shetland ponies, Harold's Wick, east Unst » Click to zoom ->

Unst's Shetland ponies out on the range » Click to zoom ->

A Puffin - an Unst icon » Click to zoom ->

Puffin profile » Click to zoom ->

Hermaness is the place to see puffins on Unst » Click to zoom ->

Taking the long view » Click to zoom ->

Norwick, north east Unst » Click to zoom ->

A Norse church site at Clibberswick » Click to zoom ->

Muckle Flugga at Dusk » Click to zoom ->

Saxa Vord's Nordebrake Holiday Houses » Click to zoom ->

Burial cairn on The Hill of Clibberswick » Click to zoom ->

Unst life on the edge  » Click to zoom ->

Haroldswick, Unst » Click to zoom ->

Unst Heritage Centre » Click to zoom ->

The Hermaness cliffs looking north » Click to zoom ->

Gannet Colony, Hermaness » Click to zoom ->

Upland bog on Hermaness, Unst » Click to zoom ->

The Keen of Hamar looking towards the hill of Saxa Vord » Click to zoom ->

Landing sheep on Balta Isle, Unst » Click to zoom ->

Thrift » Click to zoom ->

Inter-island ferry » Click to zoom ->

Moss campion, Keen of Hamar » Click to zoom ->

Muckle Flugga lighthouse, Unst » Click to zoom ->

Frog orchid » Click to zoom ->

Fulmars over Norwick beach, Unst » Click to zoom ->

Gannet » Click to zoom ->

Unst Serpentinite » Click to zoom ->

Norse burials, Framgord Cemetry, Easting, east Unst » Click to zoom ->

Viking longhouse, Easting, Sandwick, east Unst » Click to zoom ->

Impromptu dance » Click to zoom ->

Clivercast Standing Stone, Uyeasound, south Unst » Click to zoom ->

Bordastubble Standing Stone, west Unst » Click to zoom ->

Edmondston's chickweed, Unst » Click to zoom ->

Bandit at 12 o' clock! » Click to zoom ->

Bobby's Bus Shelter, Unst » Click to zoom ->

A World Apart » Click to zoom ->

Unst Boat Haven » Click to zoom ->

Balta Isle's rugged cliffs » Click to zoom ->

Balta Isle looking towards the hill of axa Vord » Click to zoom ->

Baltasound, Unst, from the Keen of Hamar » Click to zoom ->

Traditional music at Saxa Vord » Click to zoom ->

Balta Isle broch, Unst » Click to zoom ->

Unst's Baltasound Marina » Click to zoom ->

Nor Wick's granite cliffs » Click to zoom ->

December sun lights up the ferry at Toft » Click to zoom ->

Looking towards Muckle Fluggafrom Saxa Vord  » Click to zoom ->

Bluemull Ferry » Click to zoom ->

Small burial cairn » Click to zoom ->

Saxa Vord from the hill of Saxa Vord » Click to zoom ->

The Open Road » Click to zoom ->

A good catch » Click to zoom ->

Skaw, north Unst - on the edge of the world.   » Click to zoom ->

Puffin, Hermaness » Click to zoom ->

December icicles - one of the streams draining the moor into Burra Firth. 
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Unst names to conjour with! » Click to zoom ->

Shetland pony  » Click to zoom ->

Top-notch musicians in action » Click to zoom ->

Puffins at their burrow » Click to zoom ->

Steven Spence » Click to zoom ->

Sonny Priest In His Valhalla Brewery » Click to zoom ->

Plantecrus, Clibberswick, Unst » Click to zoom ->

Early 12th century Norse house at Easting, Sandwick, east Unst » Click to zoom ->

An Unst winter storm » Click to zoom ->

Traditional Dancing » Click to zoom ->

Up Helly Aa » Click to zoom ->

An archaeological tour, Sandwick, East Unst. » Click to zoom ->

Fantastic winter storm crashes onto the shore » Click to zoom ->

Unst - a wonderful place to raise your children! » Click to zoom ->

Viking Unst excavation, Hamar 2007 » Click to zoom ->

Sheep shearing by hand in July » Click to zoom ->

Three wise men giving their all in the bar! » Click to zoom ->

Shetland ponies at Burrafirth, Unst » Click to zoom ->

Archaeological dig, Underhoull, Unst » Click to zoom ->

Viking Unst excavation, Underhoull » Click to zoom ->

Archaeologists at rest! » Click to zoom ->

A puffin pair at Hermaness » Click to zoom ->

A puffin pair » Click to zoom ->