West Burrafirth

West Burrafirth pier

 

 

 

 

 

West Burrafirth makes a good anchorage featuring a pictish broch and shelters the pier for the Papa Stour ferry, currently being renovated (2005). To the east lies uninhabited Vementry Isle and the sound of Swarbacks Minn, the entrance to Aith Voe, Olna Firth, and Busta Voe - a former naval anchorage. As you enter, look up towards Vementry’s First World War watch tower and two gun emplacements which guard the sound. The Isle also features Shetland’s best-preserved chambered cairn.

Facilities:
Toilets, showers, fresh water, fuel, telephone, waste reception, waste oil reception, launching slip.

Depth:
4 metres max.
Charge:
See table in link Yachting Charges
Contact:
Alan Laurenson, 01595 809283

 

 

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