On our Wedding Anniversary my good lady and I took a stroll to the Sound Battery.
The bunkers were there to protect the South end of Lerwick harbour, sadly the North end ones are no more.
In June 1940 two 4-inch guns were emplaced and only a month later in July 1940 by two 6-inch guns. The two 4-inch guns were moved to Calback battery at Sullom Voe.
This searchlight position didn’t make it…
the third searchlight position is further South along the top of the cliff.
The unusual thing about this battery is that the trenches were all covered…
The engine room is still standing and the foundations for the quarters of those manning the guns can still be seen.
This is the battery taken from the air,
Sadly I cannot find the one taken in 1946!
Hopefully I will find some more bits and pieces and post them at a later date.