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A Visitors' Quick Guide to Northmavine

A Visitors' Quick Guide to Northmavine

Out now and new for 2008 - 'A Visitors' Quick Guide to Northmavine' - £4.50

Produced by the Northmavine Tourism Group with the help of Davy Cooper, author and folklorist, this is a high-quality A5 36-page booklet packed full of all the things to see and do in Northmavine. Compiled by locals who know all the 'must-see' places to visit!

The guide comes with an introduction by Davy Cooper, who, more than thirty years ago, was given a summer job killing roadside weeds in Northmavine and spent six weeks wandering the highways and byways of the most northerly mainland parish of Shetland. This unorthodox introduction led to a lifetime love affair with Northmavine. As Davy says, "The place captured my heart and my imagination and I have been roaming Northmavine ever since. "

"This little booklet contains 72 places of interest in Northmavine but there are so many beautiful spots that not even a full book could do justice to them all. Regard this as a taster, a small sample to start you on your own explorations. From the magnificent natural amphitheatre of the Grind O' Da Navir to the poignancy of the deserted fishermen's lodges at Fethaland, Northmavine offers the best of Shetland's heritage both natural and cultural."

inside of Visitors' Guide


The guide has sections on Sullom, Ollaberry, Hillswick, Eshaness, Ronas Hill and North Roe & Lochend, with a numbered outline map for each area corresponding to each place of interest.

In the centre of the booklet there is a 'Photo Pullout' double page spread with stunning views, as well as the flowers and birds of Northmavine. There is also a useful 'Contacts' section at the end of the booklet, with details of accommodation, cafés & restaurants, community halls, crafts shops & galleries, garage services, guided walks, museums & visitor centres, photography, playparks, Post Offices & Licenced Grocers, public internet access, public toilets and transport/taxis.


photographs from Visitors' Guide


£4.50 - Available from the following outlets

  •  Braewick Café and Caravan Park, Braewick, Eshaness, Northmavine

  • Ollaberry Shop, Ollaberry Industrial Estate, Northmavine

  • Nort Trow Summer Exhibition, North Roe & Lochend Hall, Northmavine

  • Northmavine Community Development Company (NCDC) Office, Greenbrae, South Collafirth, Northmavine

  • Brae Garage, Brae

  • Tourist Office, Market Cross, Lerwick


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Shetland ZE2 9RX

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Photos copyright of Lorna Sandison, Davy Cooper & Maree Hay.
Booklet printed by Shetland Litho and funded by Shetland Islands Council.

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