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TP1595 - Brassa
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 742nd with 13 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.04/10 (from 23 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th Jul 1999
Was Last logged: 13th Apr 2019

Of the 23 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 89m
The average error was 27m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Ingrid

By Ingrid
S4539 - Trig pose!
Damaged top plate
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Apr 2019  14:37  by Ingrid

FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice walk up the track. It was a beautiful clear day. Rewarded with uninterrupted views from Unst to Sumburgh.

View from the trig point

Good condition 19th Aug 2018  14:52  by jonglew

Gridref: HU 50289 38729   FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Drove up to this one, access track not brilliant, but negotiable in a small 2WD car (hire cars seem to be better at this). Pillar is located to one side of a shelter cairn at the hill top. Centre cap missing and tube is unplugged; rear and RHS sight holes open. Some stones moved to get a straight shot of the FB. Extensive views, marred a bit by the adjacent comms site.

Pillar TP1595©jonglew
Spider TP1595©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1595©jonglew

Slightly damaged 18th Apr 2018  14:07  by GAnder88

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Good condition 30th Aug 2016  16:17  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged 4th Apr 2016  12:00  by andrew knox

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged 4th Apr 2016  11:13  by zippyfenn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Good condition 4th Apr 2016  11:13  by zippyfenn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 25th May 2015  13:00  by g4wsb

Gridref: HU 50290 38725   FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Drive to masts, good view today as last time fog.

Debbie ©g4wsb

Good condition 12th Jul 2013  15:45  by fasgadh

FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked, limped more like it, up the road after a day on Noss.

Ward of Bressay ©fasgadh
Ward of Bressay ©fasgadh
Ward of Bressay ©fasgadh

Good condition 28th May 2013  09:23  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

No cap or plug. In wind shelter. Drove up, again. As has been pointed out, the correct name is Ward of Bressay: "Brassa is a very poor rendition of the Islands name heard by someone who does not understand the Shetlanders Accent"

Montaged by Jon Rouse

Not Logged 25th May 2013  14:46  by Do you Always Get Lost

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 25th May 2013  08:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

8 am ferry with Tricky Speirs, parked at bottom of track.

Good condition 16th Sep 2012  11:43  by edfielden

Gridref: HU 50288 38725   FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I drove up the track from HU 4953 4030 to the masts - just about doable in a car with not too low an undercarriage! Good views out to the mainland from the pillar (slightly hazy beyond that) but most other views from the pillar itself are obscured by the masts or building. Very high winds whistling through the metalwork of the masts and round the small stone shelter by the pillar. FB faces NNW into edge of stone wall; SSE and WSW sightholes open, ENE sighthole plugged, NNW sighthole hidden by wall so not observed; top has plug/cap missing. After bagging the pillar I walked 2.3 miles to Bard Head to bag the bolt (TP10407).

S4539 - Pillar Below Shetland’s main television transmitter ©edfielden
S4539 - Pillar Looking NW over Lerwick ©edfielden
S4539 - Pillar Looking SW towards Bressay Lighthouse (TP9657) and Quarff & Cunningsburgh on the Mainland ©edfielden
S4539 - Top ©edfielden
S4539 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
S4539 - Trig pose! Looking NW; low angle due to high wind! ©edfielden

Good condition 15th Sep 2011  14:30  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I made my approach from the northeast via West Hill, having just visited Aith Ness trig pillar at the north of the island. There were a couple of workmen busy servicing the transmitters, but apart from them nobody else was about. I had one last look south down the length of the east coast before leaving, because the next time I would see it I'd be on the ferry sailing back home.

Good condition 1st Jun 2011  16:40  by g4wsb

Gridref: HU 50286 38721   FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Gravel track to start then tarmac on steep part. Trig is at two mast stone at lower end. Foggy not see anything up here


Damaged 8th Feb 2011  13:20  by martine41

FB Number: S4539  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Just over a one hour walk from the ferry terminal on tarmac or firm track and getting progressively steeper as you reach the top of the Ward of Bressay and the trig point. Damaged refers to part of the top plate missing - see photograph. Exceptional views, 25 miles South to Sumburgh, West to the island of Foula, North to Yell and East to the island of Noss. Could only have been bettered by clearer visibility.

Trig point between Radio and TV masts

Damaged top plate ©martine41

Good condition 5th Jul 2005  12:50  by dmwhite

Gridref: HU 50269 38710   FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Access Is via a service track, and the views over Lerwick were excellent with a sea mist rolling in below the summit from the south. Sunny views of Noss. Dropped down to Loch of Grimsetter on return journey.

Good condition 11th Jun 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 6th Aug 2004  15:41  by Bridgeman

Gridref: HU 50200 38700   FB Number: S4539  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Access up good service tack from Glebe HU494403. Trig point forms part of stone shelter so is partially hidden. note name should read Ward of Bressay

Ward of Bressay trig point ©Bridgeman
Ward of Bressay trig point flush bracket ©Bridgeman

Good condition 12th Aug 2003  15:02  by arranc

Gridref: HU 50200 38700   FB Number: S4539  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Not Logged 7th Aug 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

No details noted

Not Logged 16th Aug 2001  19:25  by Chalky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 6th Jul 1999  13:35  by pab200uk

Gridref: HU 50289 38722   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

My gps position indicated the above grid ref; but I suspect that the given one is accurate

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