One of the most visited attractions in Shetland is the Burland Croft Trail on Trondra, which was begun by Mary and Tommy Isbister in 1976. If your idea of enjoyment is a few hours (at least) in the countryside with plenty to keep the children amused, then this croft with its farm animals and birds, most of which are tame and can be handled, is a must.
Having driven down the short gravel road to the croft and generally looking over the fields I was immediately struck by the amount of work which must be involved to keep it in such good order combined with the feeding of all the animals and fowl.
Photographing this lovely place was such a pleasure, beginning with the little hens with furry feet running excitedly towards me hoping that I had some pellets in a bucket. The photos I took will, I hope, bring you a little of what the croft has to offer its visitors.
The health and fearlessness of the livestock is a credit to the hard work of Mary and Tommy. I stayed for a long time as it felt good to be in the company of relaxed and happy birds and animals.