by Mark Burgess
The combination of spectacular coastal scenery, inland lochs and heathery hills is unsurpassed.
In crystal-clear coastal waters, Shetland's fishermen catch the finest fish you'll ever taste.
Follow the latest from Shetland's Up Helly Aa Festivals on our rolling live blog at UpHellyAa.com
Not only does Shetland boast spectacular monuments such as the well preserved Mousa Broch and the internationally renowned sites of Jarlshof and Old Scatness, but the unspoilt landscape has ensured that Shetland’s past can be read in every hillside.
What’s it actually like to live in Shetland? Shetlanders, new and old, share their love of the isles
One of the great experiences during the Shetland winter is the Northern Lights.