The Haa

(Da Haa, Haa of Foula)

The Laird's house on the remote island of Foula (Shetland) overlooks the island's little harbour in Ham Voe. It is an unremarkable modest late 18th C. residence but for the incomplete over-large Baronial porch at the front. Built for the Scotts of Melby, the castellated porch was begun c.1910 by Prof. Ian Holbourn (1870 - 1935), the Laird at the time, but never finished, with only a lower storey, including a roll-moulded door and a turret corbel, in place. The house comprises two storeys and is rectangular in plan, with harled walls, while the porch is incongruously in sandstone ashlar. The building was C-listed in 1977.

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