These are the things that inspire me. Find postcards from each colourful season. Happenings at home. Interviews with farmers, foragers and fishermen. And all the little things that make Shetland a pinnacle of creativity.


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The best coastal walk in Shetland (Hamnavoe Circular) written by Gill Nadin. Photography By: Misa Hay This article was originally published in Volume 4 of the Shetland Wool Adventures Journal. Gill has shared arguably the best coastal walk in Shetland, which I got to photograph back in 2022. Gill Nadin has lived in Shetland for […]

A image of the beach staring out on the Atlantic Coastline in Hamnavoe which is one of the best coastal walks in Shetland.

This refreshing summer drink recipe was written by : Marian Armitage Photography: Susan Williams While exploring Shetland, one can’t help but be enticed by the bountiful rhubarb plants that thrive in local gardens.  Officially considered a vegetable, rhubarb is embraced as a beloved fruit by many Shetlanders. Year after year, this wonderful plant emerges without […]

Tangy, refreshing, and deliciously fragrant, this rhubarb cordial is the perfect summer drink. Capturing the essence of the Shetland's seasonal ingredients

Enjoy one of the best walks in Shetland, written by, Gill Nadin Photography By: Alexander Mazurov Eshaness is an area of rugged, dramatic coastline in the north west corner of Shetland. The Eshaness Circular is certainly one of the best walks in Shetland. Its name means ‘ashy headland’, referring to its origins – the whole […]

A picture of Eshaness Lighthouse showing one of the best walks in Shetland.

A tourist experience dedicated to the famous Shetland TV Series. Written By : Laurie Goodlad.  This article was originally published in Shetland Wool Adventures, Vol. 01. Following in the footsteps of Jimmy Perez, experienced guide Laurie Goodlad, has developed a new tour based on the hit BBC crime drama. Now you too can join the murder […]

Image of a stone building and blue boat showing a famous location from a the popular TV series Shetland.

Knitting is a way for me to connect with Shetland’s history. As I work on my projects, I am reminded of the generations of women who came before me, passing down their skills and knowledge through the ages, teaching their daughters and granddaughters. In a world that often feels disconnected and fragmented, this connection to […]

Meet Marie Bruhat, a young entrepreneur who fell in love with Fair Isle and set up her own bespoke knitwear business. In this interview, she shares her experience of starting a business in such a unique location. But Fair Isle is not just about knitting – there’s also stunning scenery, a rich history, and plenty […]

Marie from Fair Isle Knitting Holidays shares what it's like living and running business in a remote island community

In Shetland, spring can be deceptive – it might seem it’s really here to stay this time, only to be swiftly pushed away again by days of blizzards and bitterly cold winds. But when it does finally arrive, it’s with vigour and elation. Everything in the garden is waking up after the long winter sleep […]

Rhubarb and almond cake

The main idea behind ‘A Year in My Shetland Garden’ cookbook is to offer a collection of simple, quick and nourishing recipes for people who enjoy growing their own produce and cooking with it. To hold the cookbook in my hands still feels like a dream to me. After many years of thinking about it, […]

Donna Smith’s first book Langsoond – A Shetland Yarn is a collection of 10 contemporary knitting projects inspired by Donna’s life in Burra, by the sea, the land, the people and the sheep. Langsoond is the name of a stretch of sea that runs between the two isles of Burra: water that connects many of […]