Vementry is an uninhabited island off the North West coast of the Shetland mainland. It took a 5 hour car journey and an overnight ferry to get to Shetland. Then some more driving. Then one of these -
Then some walking. After about an hour, we could see these on the skyline -
Then, after even more walking, we finally got there - and it was worth it -
This is the site of a World War One gun battery. It was built to protect the approches to a naval anchorage at Busta Voe. The guns came from HMS Gibralter which was then used as the depot ship in the anchorage. The guns wernt reused in WW2 and have stood rusting in the elements for almost 100 years.
The remains of a shell trolley is still in the magazine
Observation post with guns to the rear