Up Helly AaFor 24 hours, on the last Tuesday of January, Lerwick leads the way for annual community celebrations of Shetland’s viking heritage.
Craft FairThe strong influence of Shetland’s landscape, heritage and culture, can be seen in the creative output of Shetland’s craftmakers, designers and artists; in ceramics, textiles, leatherwork, knitwear, jewellery, photography, printmaking and much mo…
Food FairJoin the annual celebration of Shetland’s finest produce
Screenplay and WordplayShetland’s annual film festival is curated by celebrated film critics Linda Ruth Williams and Mark Kermode. Wordplay, Shetland Arts’ annual book festival, has been welcoming writers of local, national and international renown since 2001.
Wool WeekShetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands.
UnstFestUnstFest is Britain’s most northerly festival, taking place on Britain’s most northerly island - a festival growing year upon year whilst attracting hundreds of visitors. Viewed as a family festival, there is something for everyone.
Shetland Classic Motor ShowThe Shetland Classic Motor Show occurs every two years and has grown to become one of the major shows in the country.
Nature FestivalHave a wild time at Shetland's Nature Festival! Taking place between 1st - 9th July 2017 at a time of year when the sun hardly sets, sea cliffs teem with seabirds, wildflowers bloom and there is a good chance of spotting whales and dolphins!
Shetland Boat WeekShetland’s intimate relationship with the sea is the focus of a new celebration, Shetland Boat Week. It will take place between 7th and 13th August 2017.