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Northern Islands

Unst & Yell

Glorious Shetland islands known for seabird colonies, ‘dratsies’, seals and ponies

Planning your visit

Welcome back! Scottish Government advice is for anyone travelling to the Scottish islands to take a lateral flow test before they travel. This helps to keep remote and vulnerable communities safe. Testing kits are available through the government website.

We want you to enjoy your visit to the island – your safety is our priority. This means we may have had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.


The islands can be visited all year round and have small towns and villages with restaurants, cafés and a selection of shops.

For information about planning your visit, please see the drop-down facilities below or our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us, we can be contacted by telephone: 01463 232034.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

Dogs welcome

On Unst, the west coast areas of Woodwick, Collaster and Lund offer outstanding scenery, and Shetland ponies roam freely across the island. The Old Haa Museum at Burravoe contains fascinating information about life on the island. Visit the UK’s most northerly woodland, at Halligarth.

There are several outstanding coastal walks on Yell and the secluded sandy beaches at West Sandwick, Gossabrough or the Sands of Breckon are perfect for a picnic.

Opening times

Islands

Current periodAll year, daily

Entry prices

Unst & Yell
Adult
Free
Family
Free
One adult family
Free
Concession
Free

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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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