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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Out Skerries, Shetland is an unexpected gem, packed with history, culture and incredible hiking that many visitors overlook. Join us on for a perfect day out.

A day trip to Out Skerries, Shetland

Walking in Shetland

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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 […]

Discover St Ninian’s Isle – A guided Tour

Walking in Shetland

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

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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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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

Compass Wart Blog

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You know that feeling you get after a good long walk, like your body and mind are completely refreshed and recharged? It’s not news that nature is good for us, but sometimes especially when things are busy, it’s easy to forget. I have been enjoying a newly-found routine of being focused and working hard throughout the […]

Postcards from Shetland – Ronas Hill

Postcards from Shetland

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You will hear this from me over and over again – Shetland is a marvellous place for walking. What I appreciate most is the easy access and the fact that you’re never far from a great walk. Since our coastline is fairly long (1679 miles) you can pick a section and set off for a walk […]

Postcards from Shetland 11/07/20 – Uyea

Postcards from Shetland

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The weather has been marvellous over the past week. Well, at least I think so, as the days seem to just fly by and merge together somehow. Have you been feeling the same? We are keeping our usual routines up and things have been busy but I still can’t help myself thinking about time and […]

Postcards from Shetland 27/06/20

Postcards from Shetland

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Happy summer solstice! The other day I was asked this question as part of an interview for SHETLAND.org: “In Shetland, I’m happiest when…” My answer was “When I can be outdoors walking along the stunning coastline.” Often, when work is very busy and my head is buzzing with ideas, the only way to calm down is to […]

Postcards from Shetland 20/06/20

Postcards from Shetland

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The second week of June and the weather has been what you imagine summer at 60° north be like. Bright sunshine but cold winds, still days but under a lid of impenetrable cloud – that’s why most of the photos from this week look so dark. It’s strange, you don’t think about it at the […]

Postcards from Shetland 13/06/20

Postcards from Shetland