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Unst in Shetland
Unst in Shetland
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Visitors to Unst and Yell in Shetland are in for a treat – dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife coupled with a tangible and very special sense of remoteness.

The National Trust for Scotland owns pockets of land on both islands and they are easily accessible from mainland Shetland by regular vehicle ferries.

Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island, offers varied natural habitats with features ranging from dramatic cliffs and sea stacks to sheltered beaches. It has  impressive seabird populations, particularly at Hermaness National Nature Reserve. Its neighbour, Yell is known for its expansive moorland and freshwater lochs.

Seabirds found on Unst - Atlantic Puffin, Black Guillemot, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, European Shag, Northern Gannet, Common Gull, Greater Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Kittiwake, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Northern Fulmar, Arctic Skua, Great Skua and Arctic Tern.

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