Walls is a sheltered harbour, protected from southerly gales by the islands of Linga and Vaila, and has a public pier, a marina with two visitor berths. Deep draft yachts should use the new 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 new public pier, which is recommended for larger yachts. The family- run bakery and tea room are close at hand.

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.

Walls Marina and Pier

Depth (Low water):1.5m max

New pier 3m - 7m (at outer berth)
Old pier 4.0m


James Jamieson: +44 (0)1595 809349
Joe Drakeford: +44 (0)1595 809378

SIC Small Ports Supervisor: +44 (0)1595744221

£5 per day for the first six days. Longer stays, over 6 days, are by pre-arrangement at £30 pcm.

Please see: SIC Table of Dues
Yacht facilities:

Toilets (at the public pier), fuel, electricity (by arrangement), fresh water, waste disposal, fuel at shop, slip

Other Facilities:

Public telephone (at shop), post office, shop, swimming pool (private hire), bus service, café, ferry to Foula

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