As part of our Shetland social media takeover, we spoke to Chris Dyer, owner of Garths Croft Bressay, about sustainability, agricultural tourism and the importance of providing authentic experiences for visitors to Shetland.
Garths Croft Bressay is an independent, sustainable agricultural holding which focuses on traditional and heritage breeds of sheep, pig and poultry within a spectacular natural wilderness landscape. The Croft is located on the beautiful island of Bressay, which has a population of just 350 people, and is a short seven-minute ferry crossing away from Lerwick, the capital of Shetland.
The Croft has been run by Chris Dyer, and his family, since purchasing it in 2014. Chris is a professional archaeologist, working for more than twenty years on a wide variety of heritage projects, initially as a fieldworker on multi-period archaeological excavations across the north of England before moving to Shetland in 2006.