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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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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

So many challenges; but so much to be grateful for too When I reflect back on all that has happened in the past year I can’t help but think that it seems we are living in two parallel worlds at the same time. In one world everything came to a grinding halt and all the […]

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