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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After a recent trip to Denmark, I am preparing to have a hygge inspired Christmas. In November, I took myself on a creative adventure in the charming Danish city of Aarhus, to learn and improve my photography skills. While there I couldn’t help but soak up the atmosphere and Christmas spirit which was wildly different […]

Woman baking christmas cookies feeling inspired by the Hygge Spirit

If you are in search of meaningful Christmas gift ideas for the knitters in your life, look no further than the beautiful island of Shetland.

A Christmas recipe that is close to my heart is my Mum’s Walnut Bundt Cake. I love using traditional family recipes over Christmas.

Woman decorating a Bundt Cake which is a delicious Christmas Recipe

Now you can find out from the comfort of your own home. Take a peek inside Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.5 If you have ever wondered what Shetland is like, or what daily life looks like here, Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.5 will transport you to this magical place. Flipping through these pages gives you […]

Image of sheep in shetland - if you have ever wonder what Shetland is like

Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.5 Preview A quick preview of the wonderful Fair Isle knitting patterns you will find in the latest Shetland Wool Adventures Journal – volume 5.  As I sit in my cosy kitchen, looking out at the first frost of the season, I know it won’t be long before I am reaching […]

Woman wearing a Noness Beret which was made using a Fair Isle Knitting Patterns

Explore the rich history of Shetland’s croft houses scattered across the islands – from their rustic charm to modern transformations. Witness the legacy of changing times and landscapes. Visitors that travel to the Shetland Islands cannot fail to notice the many croft houses scattered all over the islands. The landscape is still dotted with these […]

Image of an old croft house found on a travel trip to the Shetland Islands

As the season turns in Shetland, I find myself searching for my favourite nourishing autumn pumpkin soup recipe and warm woolly jumpers, and taking a few moments to reflect on the highlights of summer. The change of the season is palpable in Shetland, the hills come alive in a beautiful shade of purple as the […]

A ceramic bowl filled with delicious autumn pumpkin soup made from a favourite recipe

Enjoy this guided walking tour of St Ninian’s Isle, by Gill Nadin Photography By: Alexander Mazurov, Susan Molloy and Misa Hay No Shetland adventure would be complete without a recommendation to visit St Ninian’s Isle.  It is not an island in the usual sense. You can walk across it most of the time, as it […]

An image of long grasses and ocean, taken at St Ninian's Isle in Shetland

I spoke to Knitwear Designer, Kate Davies, owner of Kate Davies Designs (KDD and Co) who established her business in 2010, after a stroke ended her career as a literary academic at the age of 36.  Kate’s journey to becoming a Knitwear Designer While recovering, Kate supported herself by designing digital patterns for hand-knitting, established […]

Knitwear designer Kate Davies standing in front of a small stone house with one of her designs