Loch of Spiggie

Wildlife awards

Loch of Spiggie is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. See lapwings and other wading birds display
  2. Absorb the peace and quiet
  3. Listen to the songs of skylarks and meadow pipits

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Watch the Arctic terns and great skuas as they bathe in the loch
  2. Take an evening walk along the road, soaking up the atmosphere
  3. Try and spot a trout as it leaps to catch insects

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Watch for the return of wildfowl from their Arctic breeding grounds
  2. Marvel at the migration of whooper swans whilst watching them feed
  3. See if you can spot any rarer migrants

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Watch, and listen to the whistles, of wigeons
  2. Look out for moorhens - not a common sight in Shetland
  3. See how many different species of wildlfowl you can count

What's on?

We haven't got any events planned here at the moment. Check out our main events pages to find something up your street (or at least quite near to it).

Your photos

  • Spring squill
  • Mousa's moss campion
  • Territorial fulmars at Sumburgh Head
  • Puffin sunbathing

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