St Ninians Isle Beach is a white, pristine Tombolo that connects the mainland of Shetland to the small St Ninians Isle itself. And its the wonderful location of our @haar.sauna .
St Ninian | The Pictish monk that brought Christianity to Scotland
With the Atlantic Ocean is on both sides of the sand, wild swimmers are spoilt for choice. Spring or summer, autumn or winter, St Ninians Isle Beach is a firm favourite in Shetland.
But, as well as being a stunning natural location for our sauna, St Ninians Isle itself also holds a special place in the story of Shetland’s past. In 1958, an archaeological dig that was taking place on the Isle uncovered a huge haul of hidden Pictish silver treasure. Found buried within the remains of the old Chapel, the treasure was frantically hidden by the monks to protect it from Viking raiders who were on a mission to increase the Norse expansion towards the British isles. It worked and remained undiscovered for more than 1000 years.
Today, St Ninians Isle and the Beach are owned by the Budge sisters – a pair of young farmers that are shaking up the farming world with their new, creative approach.
We are delighted to have paired up with them to bring @haar.sauna to Shetland.