When you buy local in Shetland

While Shetland reopens to tourism this week, businesses have a lot of catching up to do, particularly those that had no option but to close during lockdown. That’s why it’s more important than ever for islanders to support Shetland’s economy where they can.

Buying food and drink produced locally is good for the environment too, because the goods don’t have to travel miles to reach your plate, meaning less fuel-intensive transportation.

This short film produced in partnership with Shetland Food and Drink features a number of local producers and retailers, including John-Martin Tulloch from Island Fish, Stuart Fox from The Dowry, Eric Graham from Gremista Farm, Hazel Mackenzie from Mackenzie’s Farm Shop, Fiona Nicholson at Shetland Farm Dairies and the Sandwick Baking Company.

The video also features Nicola and Magnus Johnston, owners of the Island Larder, which opened on Lerwick’s Commercial Street last month – a grocery shop specialising in local produce.