About Shetland

The Shetland Islands are the most northerly group of islands in the UK. There are about 100 islands in total, 16 of them inhabited. Although part of Scotland, Shetland has close links with Scandinavia and was once a Viking stronghold.

It’s a unique and special place, celebrated for its beautiful coastline, abundant wildlife and famous Fair Isle knitwear. The islands’ economy has always been tied to its fishing industry and some of the world’s finest fish and seafood are to be found along its shores. There’s also a thriving tourism industry and Shetland is a popular cruise ship destination during the summer months.

Find out more about Shetland and things to see and do at the Shetland.org website.


Uyea, Shetland. Photo by Donna Polson




Heather at Muckle Roe, Shetland.  Photo by Donna Polson