Bressay Boats Exhibition

Monday, August 7th 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm

This event is also on at the following times:
Tue, 08/08/2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wed, 09/08/2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thu, 10/08/2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 12/08/2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
Fri, 11/08/2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sun, 13/08/2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Indoor and outdoor displays of Bressay boats, used by Bressay folk.

The boats at the Bressay Heritage Centre include: the Laird's boats, Iolanthe built by Jack Shewan to Royal Navy spec in 1915 with steamed bands; Casilda with 1.5 hp Stuart Turner engine; the Bressay Lass, a foureen built in 1911 by Laurie Simpson, Vevoe, Whalsay to replace William Hardie's boat which was run down by a Burra boat on Bressay Sound in an accident in 1910, later used to ship lambs out of Noss; and the Noss boat, built by Walter Duncan c.1930 and used to take visitors in to Noss by George and Lollie Sutherland until 1969.

These boats will be on display outside the centre, with a display of photographs and model sixareen inside.

The indoor displays within the Bressay Heritage Centre will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11.00am and 4.00pm.

This is a free event, although donations will be gratefully received.

Suitable for all ages and no booking is required.

Location: Bressay Heritage Centre.

Category: Exhibitions