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Up Helly Aa

Up Helly AaEvery winter, between January and March, communities across Shetland organise and run a series of spectacular Up Helly Aa fire festivals. The largest and best known is Up Helly Aa in Lerwick, but there are a total of 12 festivals every winter.

October 2013 Visit Shetland Newsletter

October 2013 Visit Shetland NewsletterHi, I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions. If you are considering a visit to Shetland, please do not hesitate to contact us for holiday planning advic…

March 2012 Move Shetland Newsletter

March 2012 Move Shetland NewsletterHello! I'm Alastair and I'd like to welcome you to the March edition of our newsletter. If there's one theme that has run through Shetland life in the last few weeks, it's music. There has been a feast of it, beginning with a memorable folk concert …

November 2010 Visit Shetland Newsletter

November 2010 Visit Shetland NewsletterWelcome to the Visit.Shetland.org newsletter for November 2010, which we hope will inspire you to come up and visit us. Shetland makes Top 10 Tourism Regions in the World Shetland has been listed as one of the top regions in the world to visit in 2…

November 2009 Newsletter

November 2009 NewsletterHere is our newsletter from November 2009. To receive our monthly newsletters by email, please sign-up using the form in the left column. Shetland Donations Back Development In Tamil Nadu Following the tsunami that devastated many areas around the…

March 2015 Visit Shetland Newsletter

March 2015 Visit Shetland NewsletterHi, It's March and the smell of spring is in the air! The snowdrops are out and other bulbs are starting to poke through and make an appearance. The days are getting longer and there's more time to explore the isles, even as a local there's so many …

December 2012 Visit Shetland Newsletter

December 2012 Visit Shetland NewsletterHi, I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions. If you are considering a visit to Shetland, please do not hesitate to contact us for holiday planning advic…

February 2013 Visit Shetland Newsletter

February 2013 Visit Shetland NewsletterHi, I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions. If you are considering a visit to Shetland, please do not hesitate to contact us for holiday planning advic…

November 2012 Visit Shetland Newsletter

November 2012 Visit Shetland NewsletterHi, I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions. If you are considering a visit to Shetland, please do not hesitate to contact us for holiday planning advic…

January 2010 Newsletter

January 2010 NewsletterHere is our newsletter from January 2010. We hope you find it of interest. If you're considering a move to Shetland, please don't hesitate to contact us for more advice using either the contact details at the end of this Newsletter or via the contact…

December 2014 Move Shetland Newsletter

December 2014 Move Shetland NewsletterHi, I'm Alastair and I'd like to welcome you to the December 2014 issue of our monthly newsletter. Where has 2014 gone? In Shetland, certainly, it seems to have flown by. We'll remember, especially, the achievements of island athletes in the Glasgow…

April 2011 Move Shetland Newsletter

April 2011 Move Shetland NewsletterHi, I'm Alastair and, once again, I'd like to introduce our monthly newsletter. In each edition, we highlight what's happening in Shetland and try to convey what life in our islands is like. If you're tempted to make the move or (as we'd recommend) c…

April 2013 Visit Shetland Newsletter

April 2013 Visit Shetland NewsletterHi I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions. Since we last spoke … Foula Wool has been established! I have received good news from friends living on …

November 2013 Move Shetland Newsletter

November 2013 Move Shetland NewsletterHi, I'm Alastair and I'd like to welcome you to the November 2013 issue of our monthly newsletter. The evenings may have been lengthening rapidly and dawn now breaks later, but there's been lots to lighten Shetland days and nights. As usual, music …

Delting Up Helly Aa

Delting Up Helly Aa

Walls Junior Up Helly Aa

Walls Junior Up Helly Aa

South Mainland Up Helly Aa

South Mainland Up Helly AaThe youngest of the Shetland fire festivals is the South Mainland Up Helly Aa, or SMUHA as it is locally known.

Norwick Up Helly Aa

Norwick Up Helly Aa

Cullivoe Up Helly Aa

Cullivoe Up Helly Aa

Bressay Up Helly Aa

Bressay Up Helly Aa

Northmavine Up Helly Aa

Northmavine Up Helly Aa

Uyeasound Up Helly Aa

Uyeasound Up Helly Aa

Nesting and Girlsta Up Helly Aa

Nesting and Girlsta Up Helly Aa

November 2013 Visit Shetland Newsletter

November 2013 Visit Shetland NewsletterHi, I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions. If you are considering a visit to Shetland, please do not hesitate to contact us for holiday planning advic…

Sourdough

SourdoughMy sourdough starter is quite lively at the moment and as we have had friends here for the South Mainland Up Helly Aa I have been busy making extra bread. I recently made a plain loaf and also a sultana and walnut loaf.

Lerwick Up Helly Aa

Lerwick Up Helly AaFor 24 hours, on the last Tuesday of January, Lerwick leads the way for annual community celebrations of Shetland’s Viking heritage.

In Viking Footsteps

In Viking FootstepsAny visitor to Shetland quickly realises that there is no escaping the Viking influence, something that the Pictish peoples who once lived here discovered to their cost from roughly 800AD.

February 2012 Visit Shetland Newsletter

February 2012 Visit Shetland NewsletterHi, I'm Abby and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions. If you are considering a visit to Shetland, please do not hesitate to contact us for holiday planning advice using either the contact form on …

10 reasons to visit Shetland

10 reasons to visit ShetlandIf you’re an intrepid traveller seeking an incredible adventure - book your ticket now! Here are a few of the reasons your trip will be an unforgettable experience…

February 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 NewsletterHi there, am I the only one thinking that January has been quick this year? We're into February already and that means it's next month that the clocks go back. Already, I'm noticing the days are getting longer and there'll be more opportunity to do o…

May 2014 Visit Shetland Newsletter

May 2014 Visit Shetland NewsletterHi, I'm Helen and I'm the new author of the 'visit' newsletter. I'm taking over from Abby, who has written it for the past four years. She's covered some pretty amazing stories, so I've got (metaphorically) large shoes to fill but I'm delighted to be…