Garths Croft, on the island of Bressay, Shetland, is a smallholding specialising in native and heritage breeds. Open all year. Telephone 07748926454
Garths Croft Bressay is a sustainable agricultural holding run by Chris Dyer focusing on traditional and heritage breeds of sheep, pig and poultry. 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 pigs cultivate and improve ground which is reseeded with grass, arable crops and wildflowers. Lambs are born in late April/May whilst the sows farrow and raise piglets twice a year. A polycrub greenhouse structure provides the opportunity to be largely self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables.
Why not combine your visit to Garths Croft with the opportunity to view spectaclar 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.