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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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

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We’re very excited to share some news with you about the upcoming book Food Made in Shetland, written by Marian Armitage and beautifully photographed in Marian’s Shetland home in Scatness by Susan Molloy. Food Made in Shetland features over 60 recipes, useful tips and insights into the Shetland food scene. The recipes put the best […]

Food Made in Shetland: Spiced Treacle Bannocks

Shetland Inspiration

Spiced Treacle Bannocks

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The other day I came across an interesting question – someone asked: ‘What is it like living in Shetland?” It made me stop and think about it. First of all I should say, in case you don’t know already, I’m not from Shetland. I moved here in 2004 after finishing my degree. My first encounter […]

What is it like living in Shetland?

Shetland Inspiration

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Beautifully designed, presented and printed, Shetland Wool Adventures Journal features beautiful photography, knitting patterns, walks, interesting stories, interviews, recipes and some personal insights into the lives of the Shetland’s top knitters and craftspeople. Shetland is a beautiful and inspiring place and the Journal aims to bring a little piece of our magical isles to your […]

Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.3 Preview

Journal & Knitting

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Known locally as ‘Da Street’, Commercial Street in the beautiful capital of Lerwick is a Town Centre and commercial hub like no other. It has such a wide-array of shops, businesses, cafes, bars and restaurants that there is always something for someone – whether you are a local or a visitor. As a modern shopping […]

Visiting Shetland – A Brief History of Lerwick & Da Street

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Da Street

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By Hayley Anderton In my part of the book blogging world this February has been about celebrating independent publishers. It’s also been the month when you’ve unveiled your own new publishing project, which makes it the perfect time to ask you a few questions about your plans for 60 North Publishing and how they’ve come […]

February – Independent Publishers Month

Shetland Inspiration

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There is something so beautiful about Shetland when the sun comes through after wintery showers. The way the light reflects off the snow. The way the fresh snow crunches under your feet. We have been a little luckier with the snow this year – as has the rest of Scotland, we are so used to […]

Postcards from Shetland – Winter Wonderland

Postcards from Shetland

Weisdale Valleu

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Our Shetland Wool Adventures tours are designed to give an insight into Shetland’s knitting traditions and local textile industry. Each trip offers a blend of workshops and classes aimed at opening up the world of Shetland knitting, with walks and excursions to introduce the landscape and history of the islands. We visit some of Shetland’s […]

Carrot Cake Recipe

Seasonal Recipes

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By Hayley Anderton If you walk west across the spine of the hills from Burrastow house towards Littlure, or east from Littlure towards Burrastow and keep a careful eye to the ground you might be lucky enough to spot the Compass Wart. Wart in this case seems to be a corruption of Varða[i]. Warts were […]

The Compass Wart

Postcards from Shetland

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