Click for Bookshop

Betty Mouat's Böd

A cottage at Scatness in the extreme south of the Shetland Mainland, Betty Mouat's Böd is a traditional stone building lying next to the Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village and on the southwestern margin of Sumburgh Airport. This single-storey T-plan cottage, with its shallow corrugated-iron roof, was the home of Betty Mouat (1825 - 1918), a redoubtable lady who, in 1886, drifted alone across the North Sea to Norway and returned to Scotland somewhat of a celebrity. It now forms one of the network of Shetland's camping böds, providing simple self-catering holiday accommodation.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better