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.

WELCOME TO THE SHETLAND WOOL ADVENTURES BLOG

Your window into our Shetland lives

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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 […]

Eshaness Circular – best walks in Shetland

Shetland Inspiration

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

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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 […]

Shetland TV Series Tour by Laurie Goodlad

Shetland Inspiration

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

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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 […]

How my knitting practice helps me stay mindful and connect me with Shetland’s past

Shetland Inspiration

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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 […]

Starting a successful knitting business the Fair Isle

Journal & Knitting

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

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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

Recipes

Rhubarb and almond cake

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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, […]

About A Year in My Shetland Garden

Shetland Inspiration

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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 […]

Langsoond – A Shetland Yarn

Publications

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The fourth volume of the Shetland Wool Adventures Journal is a real treat as we’ll travel to Fair Isle and have an opportunity to immerse ourselves into island life and follow the rhythm of this magical place. There are many brilliant articles, features and interviews to look forward to, as well as stunning photography. It’s […]

Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.4 – Sneak Peek

Journal & Knitting

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In preparation for Marian Armitage’s ‘Food Made in Shetland’ upcoming book launch we’re delighted to share one recipe per week with you. Food Made in Shetland features over 60 recipes, useful tips and insights into the Shetland food scene. The recipes put the best of Shetland produce front and centre and will inspire you to […]

Food Made in Shetland: Smoked Haddock Risotto

Publications