Tuesday was an early start for the From Sheep to Shop - Textiles Tour. First stop was Burland Croft at Trondra, where we were met by Mary and Tommy Isbister.
We started in the barn where they had wonderful information boards about all the rare Shetland breed animals on their croft, including their Foula Shetland Sheep.
The Isbisters also have other rare breed Shetland animals, including the intriguing Shetland ducks.
After some extremely delicious home-made cake it was time to drive across another inter-island bridge to Easthouse on Burra
There we got to see the fascinating displays about local people, produced by Burra History Group, and see some wonderful Shetland knitting. We also had a lunch consisting entirely of local produce, including bannocks - freshly made while we were there and a delicious mutton soup.
We finished our time on Burra with a walk to the beach - deserted except for a few sheep in the fields beside the beach.
A wonderful day that gave me so much more than I'd expected.