Up Helly Aa For 24 hours, on the last Tuesday of January, Lerwick leads the way for annual community celebrations of Shetland’s viking heritage. Craft Fair The 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… Taste of Shetland Festival Join the annual celebration of Shetland’s finest produce Screenplay and Wordplay Shetland’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 Week Shetland 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. UnstFest UnstFest 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 Show The Shetland Classic Motor Show occurs every two years and has grown to become one of the major shows in the country. Nature Festival Have a wild time at Shetland's Nature Festival! Taking place between 28 July - 5th August 2018 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 dolphi… Shetland Boat Week Shetland’s intimate relationship with the sea is the focus of a new celebration, Shetland Boat Week. It will take place between 17th and 19th August 2018. Simmer Dim Rally The Simmer Dim Bikers Rally takes place around the longest day (21st June) each year.