Unst Bus Shelter
The Unst Bus Shelter, also known as Bobby's Bus Shelter, is a famous bus shelter
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and bus stop
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near the village of Baltasound
Baltasound is the largest settlement on the island of Unst in Shetland. Unst is the most northerly inhabited island in the United Kingdom. The village lies halfway along the island's east coast on a sheltered bay called Balta Sound....
, on Unst
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, Shetland. It is maintained by the Shetland Islands Council
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It is located on the main road along Unst - the A968 - which runs between Belmont
Belmont is a settlement and ferry terminal in southern Unst in the Shetland Islands. The ferry crosses from here to Gutcher in Yell and to Hamars Ness in Fetlar....
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The shelter is equipped with a sofa, a television, a computer etc. It is furnished and refurbished each year by local residents with a sofa, television, computer and other home comforts. The bus shelter is named after a child who used to cycle to the shelter in the mornings to catch the bus to school. The local council had plans to remove the bus shelter, but after he sent them a letter asking them not to and explaining that the shelter is where he kept his bike while at school, the council left it there and furnished it. Every year, the shelter is redecorated in accordance with what is going on in Bobby's life. In 2009 the shelter was decorated in pink to represent the fact that Bobby was working for a Breast Cancer charity.