As the nights begin to draa in and, in usual times, the summer visitors fly off with the summer seabirds, Shetland businesses and locals turn their attention to winter celebrations; a distraction from the long winter nights. One of the highlights of Shetland’s off-peak calendar is the annual Taste of Shetland Festival.
The festival is the foodie highlight of the year; showcasing the best of Shetland food and drink. Bringing together cooking demonstrations, a market for food producers, live entertainment and foodie inspiration, the festival is usually held in spacious Shetland venues where thousands of visitors attend the event over the course of a weekend.
This year, with mass gatherings cancelled, Taste of Shetland is extending the festival across the world in a special, four hour live online event which hopes to bring the best of Shetland food and drink into the homes and lives of people wherever they may be in the world.