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Garths Croft Bressay is situated at the southern end of the island of Bressay, adjacent to the mid-Victorian lighthouse. The island of Bressay is reached via a short (7 minute) vehicular and passenger ferry crossing from Lerwick.

Thereafter, transport or directions can be provided to reach Garths Croft, 3 miles to the south of the ferry terminal in Bressay, a 10 minute car journey along largely single-tracked roads.

A tour of the croft comprises an initial introduction and refreshments within the byre with examples of fleeces, equipment, images and a digital display. The tour subsequently moves outside to view and meet the livestock and finally into the walled garden, woodland and polycrub.

Following your visit to the croft, refreshments or a light lunch can be arranged in the former island primary school at Speldiburn ( which now functions as a community hub or the nearby Maryfield House Hotel (

Thereafter, why not combine your visit to Garths Croft with the opportunity to view spectacular sites of natural and historical interest within the island of Bressay? The National Nature Reserve of Noss, multiperiod historical landscape at Noss Sound, Iron Age brochs, Pictish stones, Viking longhouses, early Christian chapel sites, post-medieval crofting landscapes, Victorian Lighthouse and twentieth century military remains are all within easy reach.

Check out the following videos of sites of interest in Bressay, made by Chris Dyer for Bressay Development Ltd, for inspiration as to where you would like to visit.

Virtual Tour (1)
Virtual Tour (2)