The Shetland visitor guide is packed FULL of things to do and is written in incredible detail. There is also LOADS more literature available in the Shetland Times Bookshop. There are many museums, and information boards and signs are posted pretty much everywhere on the islands.

“There are only three things to do in Shetland, and you have already done one of them.” – Phil Laver (resident of the island of Trondra, Shetland)

Sadly for him, Phil was wrong and there is lots to do! There are some real gems amongst the walks, voes, cliffsides and crofts that are well worth exploring. The right to roam is also really big here, you are free to walk all over the place, but apparently, this does not mean going into people’s houses uninvited for a cup of tea…

Bonghoga Gallery

Based in Weisdale Mill, the gallery, shop and cafe are situated towards the west of the isle about a 15-minute drive from Lerwick. Each time I have visited not only have I seen excellent artwork, I have also enjoyed the ambience of the place and the odd cream tea! find out more at Shetland Arts – Bonghoga Gallery


This is one of the essential Shetland visits – absolutely stunning stone age Broch on an island full of bird life (including storm petrels) with a passenger ferry journey to and from which is well worth the fee.

I blogged about my day on Mousa here.