Walls is a sheltered harbour, protected from southerly gales by the islands of Linga and Vaila, and has a public pier, a marina with 2 visitor's berths, and a second pier at the Walls Boating Club. Deep draft yachts should use the public pier.

As you approach the head of the harbour, take a wide berth around all shoals, and enter the marina to the north of the small island. Power and water are available at the public pier, which is more suitable for larger yachts. The cheerful boating club and the family- run bakery and tea room are close at hand.

This is the starting point for the annual Round Foula Yacht Race as well as the Walls Regatta, held every year. Just off Vaila Sound is an award winning restaurant, Burrastow House, where much of the food is grown on the premises in one of Shetland's most productive gardens.

The island of Vaila has an area of around 3km². It supports a magnificent Edwardian mansion, the largest house of its kind in Shetland, and the ancient watch tower, Mucklaberry Castle.

Depth (Low water):1.5m1.5m4.0m
Contact:John Isbister,
01595 809311
Andrew Tait,
01595 809277
Larry Inkster,
01595 809293
Charges:£10 per day£10 per dayPlease see -
SIC Table of dues
Yacht Facilities:Toilets (at the public pier), showers, fuel, electricity (by arrangement), fresh water, waste disposal, fuel at shop, slip, boating club (open weekends)
Other Facilities:Public telephone (at shop), post office, shop, swimming pool, bus service, café, ferry to Foula.

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