HU3620 : Hevda and Inns Holm from St Ninian's Isle

taken 7 years ago, near to Bigton, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Hevda and Inns Holm from St Ninian's Isle
Hevda and Inns Holm from St Ninian's Isle
Taken from the high ground above the tombolo looking down the length of the Hevda promontory to Inns Holm, a separate islet just off the south coast of St Ninian's Isle.
St Ninian's Isle
Lying off the west coast of Mainland Shetland adjacent to the village of Bigton, St Ninian's Isle is connected to the main island by a shell-sand tombolo, reckoned to be the finest (and largest active) example in the British Isles.
St Ninian's occasionally becomes a true island when tides and weather combine to inundate the tombolo, but usually it is, strictly speaking, a peninsula.
The little island has an area of approximately 178 acres (72ha) and rises to a maximum elevation of 174' (53m). According to the information board on the Bigton side of the tombolo, the coastal walk around the island is approximately 3 miles (5.3km) long and will take about 1 - 2 hours to complete. This board also tells us that the island was inhabited until 1775, though Wikipedia gives a date of 1796.
On 4th July 1958, a schoolboy, Douglas Coutts, who was helping visiting archaeologists, uncovered the fantastic Pictish silver "St Ninian's Isle Treasure" dating from c.800 AD see LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link for more details.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 20 January, 2012
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Coastal  Islands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3679 2037 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:57.9970N 1:20.5732W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3672 2071
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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