Toilets, electricity, shop, post office, leisure centre, swimming pool, waste reception, boating club (open 7pm-1am Friday & Saturday), bar, car hire, taxi service.
Mid Yell has a large pier and a marina which has room for 1 larger or 2 smaller boats; when entering, boats should keep close to the breakwater but risk of damage is low as the bottom is sandy. You can usually find a berth at the pier but it is used round the clock by fish farms so the marina or anchor might be the better option. The deep voe is sheltered by the uninhabited island of Hascosay, said to have magical, mouse deterrent soil!
Staff at the Linkshouse Shop and Post Office (1 mile away) are extremely friendly and helpful to visiting yachts – and stock an amazing range of goods, from mops and buckets to bacon rolls and home-grown Yell strawberries (01957 702026). A fishing competition is held in the second week of August, a regatta in the first or second week in September and an agricultural show in East Yell in the first week of September.
Mid Yell is the best base for exploring the east coast of Yell and the neighbouring island of Fetlar, famous for its Snowy Owls, Phalaropes, Puffin colonies and the seal nurseries of the Blue Banks. There is daytime anchorage only in Fetlar, at the Wick of Gruting and Wick of Tresta. An old pier at Houbie ebbs up badly but there is a new ferry pier at Oddsta in the north end of the island. Further South along the East coast at Otterswick is a moulding of a figure head known as ’Da White Wife‘ from the 1924 wreck of the German training ship the ‘Bohus’.
|1.5 metres max.||2.0 to 3.5 metres|
|See Table of Dues link||£5 per week|
|Harbour Master, 01806 244200||Angus Petrie, 01957 702 317|