The day we visited was warm and sunny so they would only be wearing this gear to satisfy any tourist wanting to take a photo
At the parking point you can walk down to the pier which is overlooked by a recovered WW2 mine and usually some Shetland ponies, which on this visit included two foals. Here you can take the boat over to the island if you arrange in advance.
If you manage to get onto the uninhabited island of Vementry you will come across a WW1 gun emplacements, burial cairns and ancient housesteads.
The island was last inhabited in the 1840's, and is now the largest uninhabited island in Shetland
The buildings at the carpark include WW2 Nissan huts and beyond a cottage which is available for hire. No doubt it will be excellent for otters and other wildlife.
It would be a good area to visit in stormy weather, it will take on a completely different feel and will provide excellent views of the aurora being so far away from the bright lights of Lerwick and Scalloway.
Shetland has come in the top 10 places in the world to visit, coming in at number 6 according to the Wanderlust Travel Magazine
I have also set up a website, selling Shetland canvas prints- please visit at www.amazingshetland.co.uk