Planning on holidaying in Shetland with your four-legged friend? Here are some places that happily open their doors to animals…
There are a number of private rentals across Shetland that are dog-friendly. While not all of them explicitly say they take dogs on their websites, they will make provisions for well-behaved pooches if you ask at the time of booking. Note: some accommodation providers also have restrictions on the size of pets.
- Fort Charlotte Self Catering
- Bressay View
- No. 9 Reform Lane
- Solberg Holiday Home
- The Captains
- Apartment 3, Craigielea
Walking in Shetland with your dog
Shetland for the most-part is a dog-friendly place but it is worth being aware that sheep and other livestock roam freely across large parts of Shetland so it's important that you keep your dog on a lead and under control at all times. Use the Scottish Outdoor Access Code as your guide.
If you're looking for dog-friendly beaches, there are seven scattered across the islands. A few shops, cafes and pubs allow well-behaved dogs inside, but always check ahead if unsure.