For most people, Shetland is somewhere they have yet to experience, a place which exists as a byword for remote beauty, unique and separate from the mainland.
It’s for good reason, that feeling. These Scottish islands are as close to the Norwegian city of Bergen as Aberdeen, wearing their merged culture proudly. The archipelago lies 60 degrees north – in the crosswinds of the Atlantic and North Sea – and winter really drives that latitude home.
David Attenborough’s new BBC series Wild Isles has just brought Shetland into the living rooms of thousands of Brits unfamiliar with this stunning seascape.
If you’re thinking of booking a trip, I cannot recommend it highly
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