We were soon in position and the aurora was already visible before our eyes adjusted to the dark. A green band arched over Bigton and Ireland and grew in colour as the evening progressed
The aurora started to show a pink, then red colour with some purple as well, it was becoming a great show, even though it was very, very cold.
They may have become excited by the aurora and forgot to turn their car lights off . Then one person decided to get a tripod out and tried to hold it with the camera on, rather than setting it up properly.
Cloud rolled in about 9.30 pm and it started to rain a bit so we set off back and found the road from Bigton back to the A970 very icy.
Getting back home we checked the internet to find out the further south it had become even more active after 9.35 pm
Still time to purchase a canvas from www.amazingshetland.co.uk in time for Christmas