Sunday, 1 September 2019

Shetland

So, we've decided to go to Shetland.  

A terrific introduction to the Islands can be found in the BP videos here (the first two are particularly good).

Wikipedia gives an excellent and detailed introduction to the Islands. and there is a wealth of information at the Shetland Amenities Trust website.

Here's the outline itinerary we originally planned, although as you'll find as you read the Blog we deviated from it significantly:

Sunday:         Board Northlink ferry at Aberdeen
Monday:        Disembark Lerwick, Shetland
                      Find our way around
                      Visit the Visit Scotland iCentre
                      Do the Lerwick Museum
                      Checkin to hotel

Tuesday:        Explore Lerwick and environs
                      Visit Scalloway

Wednesday:  Travel to Unst via Yell, exploring as we go. 
                              (Requires two ferry crossings each way!)
                      Go to Skaw beach for picnic lunch
                      Visit Hermaness Nature reserve
                      Do Old Haa Museum

Thursday:      Explore north west Shetland

Friday:           Go south to Hamnavoe, Burra, St Ninian's Isle, Quendale Mill 
                               and Sumburgh Head.
                      Visit Sumburgh Head lighthouse and museum.

Saturday:       Visit Shetland Textile Museum
                      Check in to ferry.

Sunday:         Disembark in Aberdeen.

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