Unst Bus Shelter

Located on the A968 Trunk Road between Baltasound and Haroldswick, on the Shetland island of Unst, is a most unusual bus shelter. When a new shelter was built in 1996, it mysteriously began to collect furnishings and decorations. Now it is perhaps the most comfortable bus-shelter in the world, with a coffee table, sofa, television, telephone, microwave oven and even a computer, although none are unfortunately connected. Interior decoration includes a painting, pot-plants and various ornaments. Most of the fittings are removed during the winter months to protect them from the inclement weather. The shelter was 'managed' by a local school-boy. Having received international recognition and much media coverage, the shelter now has its own web site. It is now remodelled annually, taking on a different theme.

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