Being in Shetland is unlike being anywhere else, a fact that’s evident from our unique culture, our dialect, our heritage, even our place names. Our beautiful and dramatic ice carved landscape is steeped in treasures of history that go back over 5,000 years.
Once in Shetland, it easy to explore and see the wildlife. Ranger serices run by Shetland Amenity Trust, Fair Isle Bird Observatory and Foula Heritage offer walks and Scottish Natural Heritage and RSPB can help you explore their nature reserves. The top attractions are close encounters with seabirds and sea mammals but Shetland also has fascinating plants, insects and underwater wildlife.
Shetland’s seabird colonies are world-famous because they’re so big, so diverse, so scenically spectacular and so accessible. No fewer than 21 of the 24 British seabird species occur in Shetland. Shetland is also a brilliant place to watch sea mammals like seals, porpoises and otters. For guaranteed, close-up views of both species of British seals, Shetland is as good as it gets.
For more information on Shetland go to http://www.shetland.org/