If you are one of the millions of people around the world fascinated by Jimmy Perez and his crime-solving adventures in Ann Cleeves' Shetland books and the BBC TV series inspired by them, we think you'll love the real place. It's every bit as spectacular and fascinating as the stories and series but, thankfully, with very little crime!
To celebrate the books, the series and the much-loved characters, we've pulled together lots of useful information for fans of Shetland. As well as some brilliant self-guided tours and videos of some of the show's locations, we hear from author Ann Cleeves on what first motivated her to write about Shetland and why the islands will always hold a special place in her heart.
Let's not forget that in 2023, there is a new 'chapter' to the 'Shetland' story – a new detective inspector Ruth Calder, played by Ashely Jensen, replaces DI Perez now actor Douglas Henshall has retired the role.