Friday, 12 August 2016


Where else could you go where you can see so many rare things, recently we visited Michaelswood at Aith.

Its an area with trees developed in 1996 when a local young musician died of cancer. It has 60 species of tree especially selected to grow in Shetland.

The area has many interesting areas and includes a pond and more recently dinosaurs have taken over which seems to attract both young and old to the wood. On our visit we had to wait 10 mins before we could find a space to park such is the interest.

You would imagine that this is only for children but we met a number of older folk who showed as much enthusiasm for these dinosaurs as the younger ones

The dinosaurs arrived in mid July and school children have made information boards.

The trail is well set out and takes you through the woodland(a scarce item in Shetland) passing the pond, numerous joke boards, seats and a play ship.

No doubt the area will attract a lot of wildlife with hedgehogs regularly seen and migrant birds make visits.

You can easily combine a visit here with a trip to the Burn of Lunket just a few miles away

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