Northern Lights over Clavel

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After a dramatic sunset image up in Sandness link, I headed down to my home village of Bigton to capture this photo of the Northern Lights (Aurora) later the same evening.  I’ve always hoped to capture a Northern Lights photograph from this atmospheric location.  I remember well when Clavel was inhabited during my childhood in Bigton and have had countless yarns over the years with James Robert Sinclair – “Da Clavel Boy” – about his latest weather predictions. 


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Writer and film maker Shona Main recently made a short film about James Robert.  To find out more about the film, click here

Viewers of BBC TV Drama Shetland may recognise the location as it was used for filming in the latest series.  

Shetland is a BBC Scotland crime drama television series starring Douglas Henshall as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez, originally based on the novels by Ann Cleeves.




  1. Mary Andreas says:

    Great photo Ben !!

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