The name Twatt originates from the Old Norse ūveit
meaning 'small parcel of land'. It is a small
settlement with a population of around 45 and a history in crofting. As time passed and crofting became less profitable, the
community have supplemented their income through varying means and the settlement is now home to a number of family run
The chalets are surrounded by many of Shetland's most popular trout fishing lochs as well as some of the
most beautiful rolling hills, great for walking. Even on days where the weather makes outdoor activities difficult, the Aith
Leisure Centre is just 2 miles away with fantastic facilities including a sports hall, fitness suite, squash court, swimming
pool, and health suite which anybody is welcome to use.
During your stay, be sure to have a look at the local news
paper, The Shetland Times
, for information about events in the area. Common events include rowing and sailing regattas; Sunday
teas and concerts.
While in Shetland the weather is always a very important topic of conversation - as it changes frequently. Visitors are
advised to bring warm waterproof clothing even for a summer visit. However, do not let the threat of extreme weather put you
off - wind and waves only serve to dramatise this unique land.
The chalets are situated around 1 mile from Bixter
which has a shop, post office, bus stop, doctor's surgery and a garage.