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Michaelswood One of our favourite places to visit in Shetland is a small plantation of trees and shrubs called Michaelswood. Michaelswood in Aith was created by Ray, Betty and Alan Ferrie in memory of their son/brother Michael. Hundreds of trees have been planted over the years, and although they are still relatively small there is a wonderful enchantment here with relaxing sitting areas for adults whilst kids can jump onboard a pirate boat, join the teddy bears for a picnic and play with the cars and buses on the road table. The rain decided to visit while we were here so we sought shelter in the bird observatory; a cosy shed where you can watch wildlife without disturbing them. But the best thing about Michaelswood is the trees which cocoon you from the vast sky and sea of the Shetland landscape and make you feel as if you're in a magical wonderland. Written by Alex Purbrick on Sunday, 24 April 2011. Posted in Shetland Islands bird watching, picnics, wildlife, woodland Related Articles Spotty Otter and Sandcastles About the Author Alex Purbrick About Me & MineI live with my partner John on the Shetland Islands and have 3 children; Rohan (4 years), Ardan (2 years) and Dana (7 months).Favourite place in the world Collafirth, Shetland - the magical, peaceful valley where we live is our shangri-la adventure playground.Favourite things to do outdoors Nature walks, talking to Sammy, our wild resident seal! Fishing on our little boat, gathering shellfish on our beach and then eating them! Comments (1) Jon, Little Trekkers 28 April 2011 at 14 30 | # This looks like a great place for all the family already, but it'll be awesome when those trees mature! reply Leave a comment You are commenting as guest. Submit comment jQuery(function($) { $('#comments').Comment({ cookiePrefix

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