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Shetland Islands Information and Articles
Yell, Shetland Islands
Yell Yell, Fetlar and Unst make up the Northern Shetlands. Known as Jala in the Norse sagas, Yell is now home to around 1000 people. It is often overlooked by tourists, despite good ferry links, with its dark...
Fair Isle, Shetland Islands
Fair Isle Fair Isle, situated in the Atlantic 25 miles between the Orkneys and the Shetlands, is three miles long and a mile-and-a-half wide with a population of way less than 100. With changeable weather and...
Out Skerries, Shetland Islands
Houses on Housay Out Skerries – Bruray, Housay and Grunay Out Skerries, the Friendly Isles, are the ultimate getting-away-from-it-all location. Bruray, Housay and Grunay make up the Out Skerries (the most...
Shetland pony Walls, Tingwall, and Dunrossness (on Mainland Shetland), and the Northern island of Unst are all good places to see the true Shetland Ponies who often graze by the roadsides. Shetland ponies have...
Shetland wool skeins While the Shetland Islands could never be mistaken for city centre shopping destinations, you might be surprised to learn that your shopping basket won’t be empty! Most of Shetland’s...
Shetlands Nightlife, Food and Drink
The Shetland Islands offer some great evenings out, with generous and friendly local hospitality. Shetland lamb meal Food and drink Being well known for fresh seafood, fish, lamb and hardy fresh vegetables,...
Mainland, Shetland Islands
Lerwick’s Victoria Pier The main island in the Shetland Isles is called Mainland. This can be confusing for visitors taking a tour of all the North Scotland Islands, as Orkney’s main island is also called...
Bressay and Noss, Shetland Islands
Noss, from Bressay Bressay & Noss are inhabited Shetland islands lying to the East of Mainland. Bressay Bressay shelters Lerwick on Mainland, so the town has grown up around the natural harbour in the Bressay...
Fetlar, Shetland Islands
The Fetlar Ferry Fetlar, six miles by five miles wide, is the most fertile of the Northern islands of Shetland. In fact Fetlar means "the island of the fat land" in Old Norse and this is the reason why the...