Location Profile

Noss

"A dramatic island with soaring cliffs, Noss is home to an amazing array of nesting seabirds."

Noss was declared a National Nature Reserve in 1955, appropriately named due to its sharp pointing shape after the Norse word for ‘nose’. When you visit the island, it is clear to see that this is one of the most remarkable wildlife sights, not only in Shetland but beyond too. The natural shape of the cliffs provide nesting ledges for many different species of birds, as well as the mile long extensive moorlands, boulder beaches, sand beaches, rich grazing and cultivated land, making it an exciting place to visit.

For more information about Noss, visit:

Nature Shetland

Shetland Heritage

Scotland's National Nature Reserves

Noss | Creations

Noss | Gallery

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