Isle of Yell

Northern Isles

Inhabited since Neolithic times, the North Isle of Yell is the second-largest of the Shetland isles. Its coast is rocky in the west and low-lying and sandy in the east, with a central region of thick peat, the habitat of wild orchids. Noted for its otters, Yell is also home to a diverse bird population, including great and Arctic Skua at Lumbister RSPB Reserve in the north-west. Burravoe in the south-west is the main settlement.