Mousa, Shetland Isles, Scotland
Mousa is a small island in Shetland, uninhabited since the nineteenth century. It lies a mile off the east coast of Mainland Shetland about 15 miles (24 km) south of Lerwick. Almost divided in two by inlets, East and West Hams, the island is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long and almost 1-mile (1.6 km) in maximum width.
The island is known for Mousa Broch, the best preserved Iron Age fortification in the British Isles. The 2000 year old round tower stands above a rocky shoreline, one of a pair of brochs guarding Mousa Sound. The other, at Burraland on the Mainland is far less well preserved.
Mousa is also known for grey and common seals, guillemots, arctic terns and is a designated Special Protection Area for storm petrel breeding colonies.
Things to See & Do
* Mousa Broch
* Storm Petrels
Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Pound sterling (GBP)
Language – English
Land Area – 18 km
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 44
Port Location – The port is located at the town of Leebitton.
Travel Links - The island is readily accessed using the passenger-only ferry which operates from the Shetland Mainland at Leebitton, Sandwick in summer time.