Welcome to Shetland.
Shetland, the UK's most northerly group of islands and a global Geopark. Accessed by Northlink Ferries from Aberdeen and also with daily flights from all major Scottish airports operated by Flybe. It has never been easier to visit Shetland.
Blessed with pristine beaches, stunning scenery and diverse wildlife Shetland has become a popular destination to visit after being highlighted in TV programmes such as Coast, Shetland Diaries by Simon King and more recently by Shetland's own dancing Shetland Pony, Socks.
The famous Shetland knitwear including the Fair Isle pattern is known worldwide and a great time to experience this is the Shetland Wool week which is now in its fifth year.
Shetland is home to numerous historical and archaeological sites such as Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, Mousa and Clickimin Brochs.
With strong Norse connections, Shetland has a unique heritage and this is evident in our famous Viking Fire Festival, Up Helly Aa which takes place in Lerwick on the last Tuesday of January each year.
Our vibrant traditional music scene is world-renowned and celebrated each year through various festivals such as Shetland Folk Festival.
Shetland has something to offer all age groups and our properties are ideally located to allow you to see, visit and experience all of the above and more.
Notable Dates for Events in Shetland
Up Helly Aa - Tuesday 31st January 2017
Shetland Folk Festival - 27th April 2017 to 30th April 2017
Simmer Dim Rally - 15th June 2017 to 18th June 2017
Shetland Nature Festival - 1st July 2017 to 9th July 2017
Shetland Fiddle Frenzy - 30th July 2017 to 6th August 2017
Shetland Boat Week - 7th August 2017 to 13th August 2017
Screenplay - 25th August 2017 to 3rd September 2017
Wordplay - September 2017
Shetland Wool Week - 23rd September 2017 to 1st October 2017
Accordion & Fiddle Festival - 5th October 2017 to 9th October 2017
Christmas Craft Fair - 10th November 2017 to 12th of November 2017
See Shetland's Dancing Pony in the advert produced by the mobile phone company, Three http:www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekr05T9Iaio
For further details on all Shetland's activities please see the link below to the Visit Shetland website http://visit.shetland.org/see-and-do
For full listing of events visit http://visit.shetland.org/events