The Eagle's Last Stronghold

Persecuted to extinction, the last white-tailed eagle in Britain was shot in Northmavine in 1918. The eagle is shrouded in myth and legend - including the alleged abduction of an infant in Unst. Clutched in the eagle's talons the story tells that she was flown to Fetlar where a daring rescue attempt was put into action...

The story of the white-tailed 'sea' eagle in Shetland is told as part of an exhibition at Shetland Museum and Archives, sponsored by Shetland Bird Club. The exhibition runs from June 22nd 2019 - September 22nd 2019.


https://www.shetlandmuseumandarchives.org.uk/exhibitions/the-eagles-last-stronghold


Adult White-tailed Eagle, Unst 2017 (Shetland Nature)