An experienced 61-year-old female walker told friends last Thursday that she intended visiting the tidal island of Uyea, Northmavine, Mainland Shetland. When she failed to return by 9.00 pm the alarm was raised..
She was found, safe and well, on Friday morning, having spent the night on nearby Ronas Hill, Shetland's highest point. Rescue services from several districts had been in action, confused by conflicting information. The details are in Shetland News.
Confusion, through similar place-names, occurs for us with the Uyea off Unst. It is regarded as a beachcomber's dream owing to the convergence of currents. We will return to this topic, but are relieved that a nightmare, on Mainland, is over.
Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of similarities; endeavours to clarify