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June 2022. Plan your visit to Garths Croft and the island of Bressay!

Garths Croft Bressay Tour. 

Garths Croft Bressay is a sustainable agricultural holding run by archaeologist and military historian Chris Dyer focusing on traditional and heritage breeds of sheep, pig and poultry within a spectacular natural wilderness landscape. Located in the beautiful island of Bressay, a short 7 minute ferry crossing from Lerwick, the capital of Shetland. Drystone dykes have been built by hand to provide shelter to a newly planted woodland and create an environment for nature to thrive. Native Shetland sheep are bred for the variety of coloured fleeces whilst heritage breed pigs cultivate and improve ground which is reseeded with grass, arable crops and wildflowers. A polycrub greenhouse structure provides the opportunity to be largely self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables. A tour comprises refreshments and introductory display before touring the croft.  In terms of reaching the croft, there is a Ro-Ro ferry from Lerwick which runs regularly throughout the day. The croft is a 5min drive from the ferry once you have arrived in the island so door-to-door from leaving Lerwick to the croft is a max 15mins.


Bressay History, Nature and Archaeological Heritage Tour.

As a professional archaeologist for twenty years, a visit to Garths Croft can be combined with the guided 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. A bespoke package can be arranged tailored to your interests.