Toilet, shower, fresh water, fuel, telephone, shop, accommodation, leisure centre (2 miles), swimming pool, waste reception, launching slip, engineering services, boat yard, boating club, pub, taxi service.
Baltasound is a large and well-serviced harbour sheltered by the isle of Balta, across the mouth of the sound and by the high ground to the north and west. The marina may not suitable for some visiting yachts.
There is also a suitable anchorage south west of the pier.
- Fuel and the toilets and shower key can be arranged through Alex Sandison & Sons Ltd (01957 711444).
- General merchants: Skibhoul Stores and a Post Office, 1 mile away (01957 711304) and H Henderson, 1.5 miles away (01957 711411).
- A & W McLeod offers a taxi service, as does P & T Coaches (01957 711666) who also run a bus service and car hire.
- Repairs can be carried out by Unst Inshore Services (01957 711811).
During the summer the harbour is host to various events including a regatta and fishing competitions as well as music evenings in the hall.
|5 metres max.|
|See table in link Yachting Charges|
|Ian Mackay , 07772230754|
Rounding Muness, on the south-eastern corner of Unst, Skuda Sound leads to the exposed anchorage of Uyeasound, where there is a small dock (only accessible at high tide), toilets, telephone, a youth hostel and an annual regatta.
Basta Voe, a former naval anchorage is a good place to see Otters at dawn and dusk. Recent excavations have also uncovered an Iron Age settlement at the Tafts of Bayanne, by Sellafirth.