Brough Lodge Video

Brough Lodge Video

Brough Lodge Video Fetlar and the Brough Lodge, Shetland/Brough Lodge, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom/Fetlar is geographically the fourth largest island in the Shetland archipelago, one of the three main "North Isles" along with Yell and Unst. It ranks the eighth largest island by population with around 80 residents. In the first part of this video we take an aerial tour of the "Brough Lodge", a 19th Century grand house built by Sir Arthur Nicolson in the 1820s. Designed in a Gothic Revival style the lodge is unique in Shetland and inspired by Sir Arthur's travels through Europe. A folly known simply as "The Tower" was built on the site of an Iron Age broch (which gave the lodge its name) possibly slightly later than the lodge and used as an observatory. The lodge fell into disuse in the late 1970s and the category "A" listed building deteriorated rapidly in the wild Shetland weather. A trust was formed in the late 1990s to save the building and ownership was transferred to the trust in 2007. Since then the building has been made wind and water tight and ready to move into phase 2 of the restoration. More details can be found at the Trust's website - broughlodge.org/From the lodge we head to Tresta with it's beautiful and easily accessible beach, then to Funzie (pronounced "Finnie") for some dramatic views of the island's east coast. We'll also see "The Round House", a summer house folly built by Sir Arthur in the north part of the island. It's said to be haunted by wandering souls of Islanders displaced by the clearances, so much so that he only spent one night in the house and it's never been habited since!Filmed with a GoPro Hero4 Black camera on a Sky Hero Y6 hex. Stills photography by Julie Laing. Music is "Windswept" by Kevin MacLeod, released under a Creative Commons license.

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