St Ninian's Isle Beach, Shetland - Pages of the Sea


On 11 November 2018, gather as a community on St Ninian’s Isle Beach, Shetland, to say thank you and goodbye.

Please note: this is a drop in event, there is no pre-booking or registration. Suitable for all ages.

St Ninian’s Beach, Bigton, Shetland, ZE2 9JA

On The Day

Time: 1 – 4pm

In addition to the large-scale sand art, the public will be asked to join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict.

Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem especially for the moment, to be read by individuals, families and communities on the day

Location details

Access: Via B9122

Parking: Main: St Ninian’s Isle Beach Car Park. Overflow: Bigton Hall Car Park.

Public Transport: Via ZetTrans

Toilet Facilities: Bigton Public Toilets

About Pages of the Sea

Film-maker Danny Boyle invites you to join him in marking 100 years since Armistice and the end of the First World War. Pages of the Sea is a unique moment to say goodbye, together, to the millions of men and women who left their shores during the war, many never to return.

You’re invited to beaches across the UK where, over the course of several hours, a portrait of an individual from the First World War will emerge from the sand. And then, as the tide rises, watch as it’s washed away as we take a moment to say a collective goodbye.