Chillier temperatures and shorter days are often associated with hibernation. Not so in Shetland, where winter activities are a far cry from bingeing on box sets* and getting into full goblin mode. Instead, the colder months are a cosy, sociable time, where locals fill the hours of darkness with creative pursuits from crafting to creative writing.
The islands are rightly celebrated for their vibrant arts and crafts scene, and there are countless opportunities to try your hand at everything from jewellery-making to glass-making. In the heart of Lerwick, you can try pottery painting and get crafty over coffee and cake – perfect if you want a bit of relaxing ‘me time’. Or what about making your very own ring at a jewellery workshop? Perhaps you fancy crafting a fused glass coaster or hanger on Shetland’s most northerly isle?
Whatever arty activity you’d like to try, Shetland’s got your back.