Wild Shetland, Wild Islands

with Dr Richard Shucksmith - Tuesday 4th November, 7pm at Shropshire Wildlife Trust

193 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AH

Tickets on the door: £8, (£6 for SPS members)

Wild, wind and wave swept the Shetland Isles are the most northerly island group within the British Isles. The archipelago is made up of over 100 islands, positioned on the same latitude as Greenland and considered to have some of the most spectacular wave-exposed coastal scenery in the UK. Home to major seabird cities and the highest density of otters in Europe, wildlife is plentiful on this remote archipelago.

Scotland’s Atlantic islands are some of the remotest islands in Europe and offer the most exciting and wildest diving in the UK. In the summer these islands are home to thousands of seabirds and beneath the waves is a rich profusion of marine life with clear blue seas to rival visibility that is found anywhere in the world. Come on an adventure to see and explore these often unheard of islands that are part of our natural heritage.

Dr Richard Shucksmith is an award winning photographer, overall winner of British Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2011, and ecologist who lives on the remote and wild islands of Shetland. He has spent many years exploring the natural world above and beneath the waves and these coastal environments is where he likes to spend his time. Rich in wildlife, the coast is constantly shifting with the ebb and flow of the tide. Combined with the ever changing weather patterns produces one of the most creative and visual stimulating environments to live in.

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