Trondra | Calum Toogood

About

Much of Trondra is fertile croft land and the island is a great place to learn about crofting life. The island offers fine views of the atmospheric Clift Sound. Enjoy beautiful sunsets over the smaller, uninhabited Scalloway Isles and the chance to glimpse the northern lights.

Famous For

  • Burland Croft welcomes visitors to see the native breeds of animals and poultry as well as traditional crofting methods.

  • The island has fantastic sunsets and, on the darker autumn and winter nights, opportunities to view the 'mirrie dancers' (the Northern Lights).

  • Wildlife is abundant with seabirds including many gulls and black guillemots. Marine life including seals and neesiks (porpoise) can be seen around the coast.

Ask an Islander

  • The island has a traditional yoal and a rowing team who take part in Shetland's summer rowing regattas. An annual Round Trondra yoal-rowing race is usually held in June.

  • The community hall has occasional ‘Sunday Teas’ - a popular event in Shetland’s summer calendar where you can enjoy teas, coffees and delicious home-baked goods in the company of locals and visitors.

  • Trondra is made up of steeply inclined dalradian rocks, mainly quartz and mica rich schists but with some crystalline limestone in the north, which provide fertile soils around Cauldhame and Cutts.

Accommodation

Check out the following accommodation listings to book your stay.

Visit Scotland accommodation

More Information

You can find some additional information about Trondra at the links below

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COVID-19

Please check the latest rules on travelling to and around the Scottish islands on the Scottish Government website, including guidance on testing before you travel. Please note that advice may vary depending on the specific island you are visiting.

Getting here

Covid-19

Please check the latest rules on travelling to and around the Scottish islands on the Scottish Government website, including guidance on testing before you travel. Please note that advice may vary depending on the specific island you are visiting.


You can reach Trondra via a bridge from Mainland Shetland. Find out more about getting to Mainland Shetland.

The number 5 bus from Scalloway on Mainland Shetland to West / East Burra travels the length of Trondra’s main road. The bus connects at Blydoit with Service 4 from Lerwick.

Get Your Passport

You can find lots more information about things to see and do on the island, see some amazing island photography and collect your island stamp by downloading our app.

Download the app

App in phone

Download the Scottish Island Passport app to collect your island stamps! The app also provides lots more information on each island including recommendations from locals about things to see and do, info on how to get around, more stunning photos and useful offline maps.

  • Unlock Stamps - Collect them all! Stamp your passport when you visit each island - with an individual stamp designed to represent a unique aspect of island heritage.
  • Experiences - Discover the best experiences each island has to offer – from local boat trips to exciting traditional festivals, there is something for everyone.
  • Maps - Navigate the islands with useful offline maps, handy for areas where internet connectivity is weak.
  • Travel Jounals - Create an in-location travel journal with pictures from your island adventures, to look back on your trip.
  • Favourites - keep track of your most loved islands with the favourites feature. Available to access from your account on both the app and web.