As the author of a popular Scottish travel blog, I’ve spent the past six years touring Scotland with my travel buddies, husband Alex and Casper the Wee White Dug.
Together, we’ve explored the country from north to south and east to west. Every nook and cranny has been visited, leaving no stone unturned.
When I say no stone unturned, that’s not strictly true. Shetland was our final frontier. A place we were desperate to visit but couldn’t until NorthLink Ferries introduced pet-friendly cabins on their Aberdeen to Lerwick service. I frequently checked their website hoping their pet policy would change, and one day it did. Tickets and accommodation were promptly booked.
In August, that long-awaited trip arrived and we sailed into Shetland excited and full of anticipation. Using Lerwick as our base we spent six days exploring the beautiful northern isles. Our visit to Shetland had many highlights.