Keldabister farm was established in 1814 and has been farmed by the Scott family ever since. Located on the island of Bressay, the farm is near Shetland’s main town Lerwick, but it’s just as wild and natural as any holding in the rest of Shetland.
The Farm is comprised of two main parcels of land, one on Bressay and the other on the neighbouring island, and nature reserve, Noss. The Scotts farm Shetland cross Cheviot sheep on Bressay, and purebred Shetland sheep on Noss. Both animals are produced for their premium quality meat and the fine wool Shetland is already world famous for.
Noss is a National Nature Reserve and one of Europe’s most renowned wildlife sites. Keldabister farm high quality lambs, ewes, and pure Shetland wool there. The native Shetland breed is ideal for the reserve as the stock require minimal human intervention in their care. This means the farm animals live in complete harmony alongside two Scottish Natural Heritage wardens through the summer months, as well as tens of thousands of gannets, puffins and bonxies - the Shetland name for great skua.
It is possible for walkers and nature enthusiasts to visit the Noss reserve via land or sea, please contact NatureScot - Scottish Natural Heritage Lerwick office on 01463 667600 for information or the local branch of Visit Scotland for boat tours of the area.