St Ninian's Isle :: Shared Description

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 3½ miles (5.3km) long and will take about 1½ - 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.
by Rob Farrow
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HU3620 : St Ninian's Church remains (2) from West by Rob Farrow
HU3720 : Tombolo to St Ninian's Isle by Rob Farrow
HU3620 : The tombolo viewed from St Ninian's Isle by Rob Farrow
HU3620 : St Ninian's Church remains (1) from SW by Rob Farrow
HU3720 : St Ninian's Isle tombolo by Rob Farrow
HU3620 : Hevda and Inns Holm from St Ninian's Isle by Rob Farrow
HU3620 : St Ninian's Church remains (3) from East by Rob Farrow
HU3720 : Tombolo and Hevda, St Ninian's Isle by Rob Farrow
HU3720 : Sands of the tombolo, St Ninian's Isle by Rob Farrow
HU3620 : St Ninian's Church remains (4) from SE by Rob Farrow
HU3720 : View south from St Ninian's tombolo by Rob Farrow
HU3620 : Hevda across St Ninian's Isle tombolo by Rob Farrow


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Created: Wed, 7 Sep 2011, Updated: Fri, 20 Jan 2012

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