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Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve

This page is not an official source of information for the RSPB.

The large shallow loch attracts large numbers of wildfowl during the autumn and winter, including Whooper Swans, Wigeons and Teals. In the summer, Arctic Terns, Arctic and Great Skuas and Kittiwakes can be seen bathing in the loch.

Facilities: car park, Information sign.

Opening times: no access to reserve, but good views of loch from road.

How to find the reserve: 3 km (2 miles) north of Sumburgh Airport, turn off the B9122 near Scousburgh.

RSPB webpage on the reserve.

Contact: RSPB, East House, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Virkie, Shetland ZE3 9JN  Tel: (01950) 460800.

Whooper Swans - Mike Pennington


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