Noss National Nature Reserve is a spectacular island reserve which is home to vast colonies of nesting seabirds.
The dramatic island of Noss with its towering cliffs supports an incredible array of nesting seabirds. In spring and summer, gannets, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes congregate on the cliffs. Great Skuas, which nest further inland, can also be seen hunting their prey overhead. Follow the coastal path which meanders through wildflower-strewn grassland and keep a watchful eye for porpoises and otters offshore.
Hourly car ferry from Lerwick to Bressay (visit www.shetland.gov.uk/ferries) and follow Noss signs for three miles to the car park. Local bike hire is available in Lerwick. Then take the SNH inflatable boat (small charge) for three minute crossing. The SNH boat operates between 11am and 5pm each day in summer (except Mondays and Thursdays).