We made the mandatory stop to visit Bobby’s bus shelter! Named after Bobby Macaulay, the young boy who campaigned for its survival, the bus shelter is an amazing spot, and a great example of a community art project that developed with lots of imagination, and support, out of a simple necessity! Every year, the shelter adopts a different theme, with this years theme being flowers. Visitors are encourage to add their own personal touch to the shelter, and sign the guest book.
Our last stop on Unst was Muness castle. The castle was built in 1598 for Laurence Bruce of Cultmalindie, half-brother to Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney. It is fascinating to walk through these old structures and imagine the lives led, while appreciating the toil of those enforced to construct the grand building.
I love the views within views the old windows create. The contrasts of the grey stone walls and bright skies and fields, or seashores.