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.

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