Past Kirkabister, the site of another long-vanished ancient church, the road leads down to the Bressay Lighthouse. Built in 1858 by the famous Stevenson brothers, the light is now automatic and some of the buildings have been converted into self-catering accommodation. South of the lighthouse there is a picturesque natural arch and then the steep cliffs of the Ord and the long finger of the Bard with the remains of another World War I gun.
A short walk up the Burn of Setter is a good place for a close look at the distinctive, vertical-shaft Shetland watermills. There are several on this burn and many more throughout Bressay. Once an essential part of every crofting community, these miniature mills have long fallen into decay but there is a restored one in working order at the .
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Transcript of the Public Meeting at Bressay Public Hall on Wednesday 30 October is available
Transcript of the Public Meeting at Bell's Brae Primary School on Thursday 31 October is available
Within ten minutes you can exchange the bustle of Lerwick town for the tranquil rural atmosphere of Bressay. The island is home to around 350 people, many of whom commute to the Mainland daily on the frequent car and passenger ferry service.Motorists will enjoy exploring the island’s network of single-track roads, but please do not drive on unmetalled tracks. Bressay is also an ideal island for walkers and many interesting sites are only accessible on foot. Please keep to paths or the edges of fields when crossing crofting areas and close any gates which you have opened. Also, to prevent disturbance of livestock and wildlife, dogs should be kept on leads at all times.Lying to the east of Lerwick the island of Bressay, 11x8 km (7x3 miles), creates a superb sheltered harbour for shipping – the reason for Lerwick’s establishment as a major trading port. From Viking times Bressay Sound has provided a safe anchorage and in the mid 17th century up to 1,500 Dutch herring fishing vessels gathered here. Within ten minutes you can exchange the bustle of Lerwick town for the tranquil rural atmosphere of Bressay. The island is home to around 350 people, many of whom commute to the Mainland daily on the frequent car and passenger ferry service.