Unst is Britain's most northerly island and said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, with the author having visited Muckle Flugga lighthouse. Unst is a treasured island to locals and visitors alike.
To the north of Unst is Muckle Flugga and Out Stack, the most northerly point of Britain. Hermaness National Nature Reserve has magnificent cliffs and is one of the wonders of the bird world.
Baltasound is a large and well-serviced harbour, sheltered by Balta Island.
Uyeasound at the south end of the island, has a pier and is the main salmon and mussel farming area.
Haroldswick is home to Unst Boat Haven, Shetland's only museum dedicated to the history of Shetland's distinctive wooden boats. The Unst Heritage Centre includes displays of the island's famous fine lace knitting and spinning.
Unst is home to the 'Shetland Reel' gin distillery and has hosted Up-Hell-Aa celebrations in Uyeasound for over 100 years.
Baltasound: Distance to Fredrikstad: 450 NM
Baltasound: Distance to Lerwick: 40 NM
General facilities for ships/crew: Baltasound:
- Fresh water
- Toilets & showers
- Fuel drum
- Mobile fuel bowser
- 3 shops, bakery & cafe
Sports Facilities for crew:
- Baltasound Leisure Centre: Swimming - Games Hall - Tennis Court - Squash Court - Outdoor Pitch
- 9- hole golf course
Activities & Places of Interest:
- Guided walks
- Fun football tournament
- Dancing to local & visiting bands
- Craft fair & local produce
- Beach yoga
- Island tours
- 76ft replica Viking longship