My Personal Top 5 ways to spend da Simmer Dim

by Helen Smith -

Shetland is a magical place to be for midsummer. Here's my personal Top 5 ways to spend midsummer's night.

1. Climb Ronas Hill, the view from the top is astounding when you get there - well worth the effort.

2. Play golf at midnight! Shetland has 3 Golf Clubs; The Shetland Golf Club, The Asta Golf Club and the Whalsay Golf Club. You can also enjoy a game at the Knab in Lerwick, or head North to Unst, where there's an unofficial course in the sand dunes and links at Burrafirth.

3. Go camping. You can choose to camp at one of the campsites or you could camp wild - just remember to follow the Outdoor Access Code and ask the landowner's permission.

4. Rent a camping böd. These were originally built to house fishermen and their gear, but now provide self catering accommodation.

5. Rent a lighthouse - okay, I haven't actually managed to do this yet - but after my trip to Sumburgh Head, I'm going to make a booking shortly!

Of course, there's a million other ways to spend midsummer in Shetland. What would be in your Top 5? Please let me know.