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  • Shetland

    Tingwall

    If you are looking for a great weekend getaway spot where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and simply enjoy nature, Tingwall might be exactly what you need. This beautiful natural area is filled with birds, flowers, lochs and historical sights, so you will certainly have no shortage of relaxing activities to enjoy.

  • Shetland

    Brae

    If you are planning a trip to the Shetland Islands at any time, you might think about visiting the peaceful settlement of Brae. In Gaelic the word ‘brae’ is usually translated as ‘hill’, but in the case of Brae, it is better interpreted as ‘a slope to the sea’. This is a very good description of the geographical position of this small but pretty little village.

  • Shetland

    Aith

    The small village of Aith, Scotland, can be found on the Shetland Isles where it serves as home to a small but interesting community of young and old. You will find it at the head of Aith Voe and it can be reached by taking the ‘B’ road from Walls to Voe. Aith is a pretty little village with a lot of interesting things to see and do if you know where to find them. If you are interested in ...

  • Shetland

    Yell

    Standing amidst other islands in the North Isles of Shetland is the second largest, Yell. A quick ferry ride from the Toft and you will arrive on the stunning island of Yell, where you can get to know the local inhabitants which include the ever present otters and abundant birdlife. Shetland's Yell offers visitors a marvelous island adventure.

  • Shetland

    Scalloway

    If you go along the Shetland coast of Scotland you will find the town of Scalloway, the largest inhabited area in this region. Along the coast there is a harbor sheltered from sight, just north of that is where you will find Scalloway the capital of the archipelago until the early 18th century.

  • Attractions

    Tafts of Bayanne

    Shetland has been the site of many different inhabitants, such as Vikings and others, and indications of these turbulent war infested times are visible all over. A wonderful exhibit of these times and the people that lived through them is the Tafts of Bayanne site that is located across from Bayanne House. To get to the Tafts of Bayanne, you will need to board a ferry from ...

  • Museums

    George Waterson Memorial

    The George Waterson Memorial Centre and Museum is located in Fair Isle, which is part of Shetland. The Orkney and Shetland region has an interesting history, as it was not always part of Scotland. It was Christian I of Denmark that saw to it that Shetland formed part of Scotland. His daughter, Margaret, was married to James III in the 1469, and Christian I had given Orkney ...

  • Regions

    Shetland

    To the north-east of Scotland lies a group of just over one hundred islands which make up the Shetland Islands. Although only 29 of them are populated, they have a lot to offer. The largest island is known as Mainland and here you will find stunning beaches, tall cliffs, sheltered alcoves and friendly people.When you first arrive at Shetland you will no doubt find the cool, ...

  • Natural Features

    Natural Wonders

    There are many natural wonders worth seeing in Scotland. Some of them have legends and traditions attached to them, while others are appreciated for their aesthetic value. Below is a brief description of some of the more popular natural wonders of Scotland.