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Brindister, Gulberwick, Shetland, ZE2 9EX

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Aberdeen & Northern (Estates) Ltd, Inverurie

Farm land for sale

Key features

  • Lot 1 - Land extending to 590 acres (239 ha) or thereby including farm buildings
  • Lot 2 - Land extending to 77 acres (31 ha) or thereby
  • Croft and non-croft land

Property description

By appointment

By road - From Lerwick, take the A970 south for approximately 3.5 miles. Immediately beyond the south Gulberwick junction, turn left to reach Brindister. The exact location of the 2 lots are shown on the attached OS extract plan.

By sea - Northlink Ferries operate a daily overnight ferry service between Aberdeen and Lerwick.

By air - Loganair operate direct flights from Sumburgh Airport to Kirkwall, Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow with seasonal direct flights to Bergen.

Brindister is situated on Mainland Shetland, a short distance south of the main town and port of Lerwick. Brindister is a former dairy farm and comprises both croft and non-croft land and a range of farm buildings, all accessible to the A970. Brindister enjoys unspoilt sea views and spectacular coastal scenery.

The Shetland Islands have a population of around 23,000 and are the most northerly part of the UK, located approximately 220 miles from Aberdeen. Shetland is a peaceful yet thriving community and is renowned for its dramatic coastlines, scenic walks, history, traditional music, wildlife and native breeds of pony, cattle and sheep.

Lerwick provides a range of services and amenities including shops, cafes, restaurants, two supermarkets, leisure facilities, swimming pool, arts centre and cinema. Primary education is provided at Sound Primary School (3.5 miles) with secondary education at Anderson High School (5 miles). Further and higher education is available at Shetland UHI college (6 miles). Lerwick is also home to Shetland Auction Mart and abattoir (5.9 miles). Scalloway, a fishing port and the historic capital of Shetland, is situated around 5 miles northwest and has a few shops, cafes, the North Atlantic Fisheries College, marina and a nearby veterinary practice. Gulberwick, the closest village to Brindister, has a Community Hall and a beach.

Local Authority
Shetland Islands Council

By agreement

Mineral Rights
Included in sale in so far as they are owned.

Sporting Rights
Sporting rights are in-hand and included in the sale.

BPS Entitlements
BPS Entitlements not included in sale price but may be available by separate negotiation.

Prospective purchasers should note that unless their interest in the property is formally intimated to the selling agents following inspection, the agents cannot guarantee that notice of a closing date for offers will be advised and consequently the property may be sold without notice.

Lot 1: Brindister

Farm buildings and Yard
Located at Brindister and accessed via a tarred private road off the A970, are a useful range of farm buildings extending to approximately 850 sqm. The buildings include:

Byre and back shed 29.87m x 7.46m

Old houses 17.5m x 3.5m

Implement shed 18.28m x 9.14m

Silo 22.86m x 9.1m

Old silo 31.69m x 6.09m

The farm buildings at Brindister comprise a mixture of traditional and more modern construction. The Implement Shed houses a heated portable cabin and has a landline phone. The Silo was reclad in 2017 and has a removable mezzanine floor section.

Mains water and electricity (steading recently re-wired, LED lighting)

Lot 1 IACS registered land extends to 590 acres (239 ha) or thereby in total as per the attached plan. The land to the east of the A970 extends to approximately 251 acres (102 ha) and comprises grassland used for silage making, improved pasture and rough/hill grazing. According to the Macauley Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute) the land is classified as a mixture of Grade 5(1) and 5(2).

The land situated west of the A970 at Loch of Brindister is a substantial block of predominantly rough/hill grazing extending to approximately 339 acres (137 ha). The land is classified as predominantly Grade 6(3) with areas of Grade 5(2). It should be noted that the Loch of Brindister is in separate ownership and therefore is not included for sale.

There are two owner occupied registered crofts on Lot 1:
1) Brindister (Z0853) extending to 73 ha (181 acres) or thereby and 2) Daanwal (Z0854) extending to 1.955Ha (4.83 acres) or thereby which includes the farm buildings. The registered croft land is shown crosshatched blue on the attached plan.

Residential Property
The 4 bedroom residential property 'Tarrisgord' located within Lot 1 and hatched red on the attached plan is not included in the sale however is available by separate negotiation with the sellers. For further details, please contact Anderson Strathern solicitors on or email

Additional Areas
There are additional areas shown hatched black on the attached plan which may be available for rent to the purchaser of Lot 1. This is by separate negotiation and for further details, please contact the sellers.

Lot 2: Land west of Gulberwick

Located to the west of Gulberwick and the A970, this block of land extends to 77 acres (31 ha) or thereby and comprises improved pasture and rough/hill grazing. The land is classified as predominantly Grade 6(3) and is accessed via a track off the A970.


Brindister, Gulberwick, Shetland, ZE2 9EX

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