Unst Bus Shelter

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Unst Bus Shelter, July 2004

The Unst Bus Shelter, also known as Bobby's Bus Shelter, is a bus shelter and bus stop near the village of Baltasound, on the isle of Unst, Shetland, Scotland. It is maintained by the Shetland Islands Council. It is located on the main road along Unst - the A968 - which runs between Belmont and Haroldswick.

The name "Bobby's Bus Shelter" honours Bobby Macaulay, 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 in 1996[1], but after the seven-year-old 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.[2]

The shelter is equipped with a sofa and a television. It is furnished and redecorated periodically. For example, in 2010 it was given World Cup themed decoration due to Bobby's visit to South Africa to see the 2010 FIFA World Cup,[3] and each year by local residents with a sofa, television, computer and other home comforts.

Year Theme[4][5]
2002 Golden Jubilee
2004 Underwater
2005 Africa
2006 Space
2007 Yellow
2008 Blue
2009 Pink
2010 World Cup
2011 Tall Ships
2012 Diamond Jubilee
2013 Sheep
2014 Tribute to Nelson Mandela
2015 Puffins
2016
2017
2018 100 years of women's suffrage in the United Kingdom
2019 Fake Gnus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 June 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2019.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Macaulay, Bobby. "History". Unst Bus Shelter website. Macaulay, Bobby. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  3. ^ Macaulay, Bobby. "World Cup 10". Unst Bus Shelter Website. Macaulay, Bobby. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  4. ^ Macaulay, Bobby. "Unst BusThemes Shelter". Unst Bus Shelter Website. Macaulay, Bobby. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Unst Bus Stop". Unst the island above all others. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Unst Bus Stop". Unst the island abovre all others. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Unst Bus Stop". Unst the island abovre all others. Retrieved 28 May 2017.

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Coordinates: 60°45′55″N 0°50′06″W / 60.765158°N 0.835087°W / 60.765158; -0.835087