Garths Croft, BressayAssociate Member
A traditional working croft that stocks native and heritage breeds including Shetland sheep and Tamworth and Saddleback pigs. The croft is available for pre-booked tours.
A traditional working croft that stocks native and heritage breeds including Shetland sheep and Tamworth and Saddleback pigs. The croft is available for pre-booked tours which have the additional option to further explore the island of Bressay.
Garths Croft Bressay is a sustainable agricultural holding run by Chris Dyer focusing on traditional Shetland and heritage breeds of sheep, pig and poultry. Drystone dykes have been built by hand to provide shelter to a newly planted woodland and create an environment for nature to thrive.
Native Shetland sheep are bred for the variety of coloured fleeces whilst Iron Age, Tamworth and Saddleback pigs cultivate and improve ground which is reseeded with grass, arable crops and wildflowers. A polycrub provides the opportunity to be largely self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables.
This authentically 'Shetland' experience, off the beaten track, is set in a stunning rural location just a short ferry journey from Lerwick. Chris Dyer, owner of the croft is a fantastic guide with a wide-ranging knowledge of the island's agricultural, natural history, cultural and archaeological landscape.