So far, 2020 has been a tricky year for travel. The coronavirus pandemic forced many of us to cancel our summer holiday plans and reconsider how and where we visit next. What's been heartening is the number of people who have expressed an interest in coming to Shetland – if not this year, then in the future. If this is you, then you might find this blog useful for planning your trip.
Kay Gillespie is a Scottish travel blogger known as The Chaotic Scot. She visited Shetland earlier this summer to experience a Scottish island community post-lockdown. Keen to showcase the beauty of Shetland while being a responsible tourist, she made the most of her short trip to Shetland exploring the Mainland and the island of Bressay. It was her third visit to the islands and it didn't disappoint.
"I just love the remoteness, the wild scenery, and the island way-of-life," says Kay. "The history and heritage of Shetland is absolutely fascinating, from the Neolithic times and the Viking era right up to today. The locals are so friendly too – I could listen to the accent all day!"