Bressay - shire Bressay was already a thriving community of fishermen and farmers when Lerwick started to become established during the 17th century. Bressay is a populated island in Shetland. Its name is from the Old Norse for 'broad island' or 'Brusi's island'. Bressay lies to the east of Mainland, opposite Lerwick across Bressay Sound. It is due south of Whalsay, west of Noss, and north of Mousa. At 11 square miles, it is the fifth largest island in Shetland.
Bressay Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland In the mid-17th century, 1,500 vessels were recorded in Bressay Sound during June. Bressay looks across the Bressay Sound at Lerwick, stretched out along the shore of Mainland opposite. The stories of the two are deeply entwined.
Bressay Last Saturday my dad asked me if, after I’d finished work at lunchtime, I wanted to come over to Bressay and help (errr.. So after misreading the ferry timetable (spot the toonie) I scurried from work and just made it. Bressay is a populated island in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. Geography and geology. Bressay lies due south of Whalsay, west of Noss, and north of Mousa.