Thursday, 16 October 2014
West Linga Waters
This is the Little Loch of Linga looking south-west towards Shetland Mainland from West Linga. Look the other way and Whalsay would dominate the view. Despite there being two land-locked areas of water on the 309-acre island, permanent residents have not been attracted since the end of the 18th Century. The reason is probably because anchorage around the coastline - guarded by the tidal islet of the Calf of Linga in the south and Wether Holm in the north - is limited and the beaching of boats hazardous.
Scottish Islands Explorer - a new issue has landed safely