Where is Shetland?
Shetland is the most northerly point of Scotland, UK. The Lonely Planet listed the Shetland Isles as one of the top 10 best regions in the world to visit by an authoritative survey, which described Shetland as the "last untamed corner of Britain".
…a place like no other
This statement couldn't be more true. Shetland is fascinating and like no other place in the world. The group of over 100 islands (only 15 inhabited) are modern in their outlook, yet retain and are proud of their unique cultural and natural heritage, and rightly so. The people are welcoming, making it an extremely friendly place to live and visit. Tucked away in the far north of Scotland, Shetland is a real find for discovering unspoilt landscapes, home to puffins, seals, otters, whales, Shetland ponies and a variety of other wildlife.
The islands' location, where the North Atlantic Ocean meets with the North Sea, means that unsurprisingly, the weather can - and does - change at a moment’s notice. Don't be surprised to sometimes experience four seasons of weather in the same day!
You may have seen our islands in the gripping BBC crime drama TV series ‘Shetland’, which stars Douglas Henshall as Jimmy Perez, a detective inspector working for the Shetland police.
There are many other attractions which draw people to Shetland. History enthusiasts visit to see our castles, brochs, caves, stacks and the impressive Shetland Museum for an all-round history lesson. Young people and families can enjoy our leisure centres, swimming pools, sandy beaches and a walk down the cobble-stoned main street through our local shops. You can also enjoy the state-of-the-art cinema and live music venue, Mareel.