shetlandislands Photos & Videos

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Textures of Shetland. I took this during #ShetlandWoolWeek - it's no wonder so many talented knitters were inspired by their time here, and by the amazing intensity of light and colour of the islands. If anyone more talented than me (literally everyone...) fancies brandishing a pair of needles, and whipping up a jumper inspired by this neon dream, please be my guest. Though after a week of enjoying #Shetland hospitality, I might need a slightly larger size than before! #Scotland #travel #exploreeverything #explore #nature #stevensonlighthouse #coast #britain #shetlandislands #light #seascape #visitshetland #visitscotland #heritage #cliffs #clouds #cloudporn #oneplus6 #shotononeplus6 #accidentalart

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My friend Mary. This photo was taken during #shetlandwoolweek2019 of my friend Mary. Mary and I have been friends for almost my whole life. She and her husband Billy lived across the road from me on St Olaf Street. Mary was a teacher of maths at the local high school before she retired and is also one of the best hand knitters and spinners of wool that I have ever seen. Currently she is taking a break from knitting but this is one of her shawls she knitted herself. In Shetland we are very lucky to have such a rich history in textiles including folk like Mary and many others across the whole of our islands. . . . . . #instapic #shetland #scotland #visitscotland #shetlandislands #instascotland #instadaily #vsco #vscocam #wander #wanderlust #travel #travellersofinstagram #shetlandphotography #instascotland #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #inspiredbyshetland #sea #coast #promoteshetland #selinasshetland #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitknitknit #wool #shetlandwool

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Finally da workshop is being put to use 😃 ...and the first thing we make in it measures 3cm x 2cm 😂😂 We're making miniature gin and rum barrels for da Trows! These will be ready in time for da Shetland Craft Fair 2019 😊 #shetlandartsandcrafts2019

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The drive home

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Have you spotted any of our posters out and about yet? We’re gradually getting them around Shetland ahead of our FUNDRAISER on Saturday 2 November. We’re very excited to be joined by Charlie Simpson to talk about Haaf Myths and Maurice Henderson & Ewen Thomson for tunes and yarns at the Lerwick boating club (Sat 02/11 7-10pm). We have soup & sweet, we have a raffle, there is a bar - come and join us for a truly maritime evening. Tickets only £10, on the door or via our website (link in bio). We’d love to see you! All money raised goes to support our free community events & projects. #notforprofit #notforprofitorganization #shetlandislands #shetlandboats #traditionalwoodenboat #soupandsweet

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The Dore Holm. Dore Holm is a small island off the south coast of Eshaness. Its natural arch that can be seen from the coast between Tangwick and Stenness. The shape of the arch has been compared to a horse or Shetland pony drinking from the water. Some believe the name of the island is derived from old norn meaning ‘door island’ . . . . . . . #instapic #shetland #scotland #visitscotland #shetlandislands #instascotland #instadaily #vsco #vscocam #wander #wanderlust #travel #travellersofinstagram #shetlandphotography #instascotland #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #inspiredbyshetland #sea #coast #promoteshetland #selinasshetland #doreholm #scotland

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Makes my heart happy, and I need that today. 💕🐑 One of our babies is no longer a baby!! Sooo grown up!😊💕

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Wandering Lerwick some more 😍

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Our day in Hermaness on Unst in Shetland. There’s a lighthouse on the further rock stack in the 2nd picture. If you look closely, it’s the white blur in the mist. As the sign says, the furthest northern point in the UK. Someone shared with us that the Faroes are further north. This is true. But they aren’t directly above Shetland. And they’re Danish, not UK.

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P U F F I N S. These beautiful creatures are predominately in Shetland from March - July and are incredibly popular. Puffin beaks are not colourful all year round. The technicolour beaks change to black or dark grey during winter. They return to colour in the breeding season leaving experts to believe that they are colourful to attract mates. . . . #instapic #shetland #scotland #visitscotland #shetlandislands #instascotland #instadaily #vsco #vscocam #wander #wanderlust #travel #travellersofinstagram #shetlandphotography #instascotland #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #inspiredbyshetland #sea #coast #promoteshetland #selinasshetland #puffins #birdsofinstagram #birds #twitcher #sunset #birding

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𝙷 𝚎 𝚛 𝚎 𝚆 𝚎 𝙶 𝚘 Noo, dat da nights ir dran in here in Shetland that means we are underway in prepping for our festive season. Not Christmas no, UP HELLY AA! From January to March we celebrate 12 individual and totally unique Fire Festivals which celebrate the end of winter incorporating our rich Viking heritage. From now until then, hundreds of Shetlanders are involved in preparing every last detail to ensure our festivals deliver an amazing spectacular. Every detail from designing the Viking wear to building the Galleys is a massive skilled task which involves a huge proportion of the local populations from Da Ness to Unst. Being a Shetland lass, I’ve been involved in Up Helly Aa since I can remember. The excitement of the Jarl Squad visit as we screamed out ‘The Up Helly Aa Song’ as the Jarl (chief) lead his squad of Vikings around for the day was a memorable part of growing up in Shetland. Then as you get older and you become involved in the build up, the 24hour long party and the many social events throughout the year it’s no wonder January to March is a constant whirl wind of excitement, fun and culture. It’s truly a special time of year to spend in Shetland. Up Helly Aa can be a confusing picture to piece together for those who haven’t been involved in it, so I recommend watching this amazing video made by @promoteshetland which beautifully demonstrates Up Helly Aa in one of our many communities - SMUHA: https://youtu.be/uJsGlBHU5fc For more information on Up Helly Aa you can read about the main event held in the capital here: https://www.shetland.org/things/events/up-helly-aa/lerwick-up-helly-aa Enjoy... maybe I’ll see you at an Up Helly Aa in 2020? #whatshetlandmeanstome #myislandlife #inspiredbyshetland #myshetlandlife #shetlandislands #shetland #60north #islandlife #islands #northsea #home #islander #shetlander #shetlandlass #uphellyaa #dialect #remoteisland #vikingspirit #vikingstyle

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Summer swimming. Shetland is incredible for those brave souls who love to #wildswim. I am one of those souls 😂 this rock pool is based in the south mainland of Shetland and is the perfect spot for a private dip. The water in Shetland is incredibly cold, but on the most part very clear so great if you want to snorkel and try to capture sea life. This photo was taken in summer of me and a friend going for a dip. . . . . #instapic #shetland #scotland #visitscotland #shetlandislands #instascotland #instadaily #vsco #vscocam #wander #wanderlust #travel #travellersofinstagram #shetlandphotography #instascotland #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #inspiredbyshetland #sea #coast #promoteshetland #selinasshetland #swimming #swim #sunset

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4 days ago

Scalloway Castle, Scotland 2019 Sony a7r FE 35 mm F2.8 Zeiss A OSS

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Looking through my archives - this one is taken in January 2016 when I was helping to document Up Helly Aa fire festival in Shetland Islands of Scotland for my friend's master's project. The local community took us very warmly, opening their homes and feeding us litres of Reestit Mutton Soup. ⁠ ⁠ By the way, I have recently refurbished my website, adding a section on events photography. Check it out here: https://papajka.com/events⁠ ⁠ #uphellyaa #shetlands #shetlandislands #viking #portrait #festival #scotland #reestit

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Looking through my archives - this one is taken in January 2016 when I was helping to document Up Helly Aa fire festival in Shetland Islands of Scotland for my friend's master's project. The local community took us very warmly, opening their homes and feeding us litres of Reestit Mutton Soup. ⁠ ⁠ By the way, I have recently refurbished my website, adding a section on events photography. Check it out here: https://papajka.com/events⁠ ⁠ #uphellyaa #shetlands #shetlandislands #sheep #herd #landscape #festival #scotland #reestit

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Looking through my archives - this one is taken in January 2016 when I was helping to document Up Helly Aa fire festival in Shetland Islands of Scotland for my friend's master's project. The local community took us very warmly, opening their homes and feeding us litres of Reestit Mutton Soup.⁠ ⁠ By the way, I have recently refurbished my website, adding a section on events photography. Check it out here: https://papajka.com/events⁠ ⁠ #uphellyaa #shetlands #shetlandislands #portrait #festival #scotland #reestit

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4 days ago

Wandering through the streets of Lerwick. To my right there is a small beach - hence the little wet footprints all over the street.

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I've added some new items to my shop. Link in bio ツ

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El final de 2019 se presenta movidito... ¡¡si todo va bien (🤞🏼) quedan 4 viajes pasando por 4 continentes diferentes 🌍🌎 haciendo fotos como esta (del pasado Julio en las islas Shetland de Escocia)!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lo que no se ve en las fotos de Instagram son las horas de estudio, lecturas, mails, powerpoints, planificar, hacer cuentas, pagar impuestos y quebraderos de cabeza derivados de todo ello. Esas horas previas a proyectos interesantes... y que al final merecen tanto la pena. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ¿Lo mejor de todo? Que me siento con fuerzas y motivación para seguir adelante, creciendo en todos los sentidos. Y los problemas... ya se irán resolviendo poco a poco. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rectafinal2019 #4viajes4continentes #nextstopoman #jarlshof #jarlshofprehistoricsettlement #archeologicalsite #atlanticonorte #lerwick #lerwickshetland #shetlandislands #pullmantur #pullmanturzenith 📷 @marciobruggemann 💛

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Imagine celebrating the Summer Solstice in a remote lighthouse on Scotland's most northerly isles 😍 Live music, local food, epic views, and midnight sun 🌕☀️ (you might even spot some adorable wee puffins). SHETLAND, we are coming for you!⁠ ⁠ Our legendary guide Dougie has been to Shetland 12 times for Up Helly Aa during the winter months, so he is basically a Viking. He has designed this tour for June 2020 from scratch, and it's going to be AWESOME. Who wants to join him? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Check out the HAGGiS website for more info! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #shetland #simmerdim #shetlandislands #sumburgh #sumburghheadlighthouse #summersolstice #haggisadventures #staywild #deepscottishlove #tourlife #scotspirit #visitscotland #scotland #scotlandisnow #lovescotland #explorescotland #instascotland #insta_scotland #ig_scot #igersscotland #scotlandlover #thisisscotland ⁠ ⁠

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Who’s gearing up for some cosy Winter breaks with someone special? Some of our lovely subscribers reviewed @bustahouse in Shetland for our November issue & raved about the wonderful atmosphere in the bar. ☺️🔥 If you’d like to spend a free night away and carry out a review - send your subscriber number to editor @scottishfield.co.uk #hotelreviews #shetlandislands #scotland #scotlandexplore #winterbreak #nightbythefire #cosynights #romantic #staycation #travel #snuggleup #scottishfield

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Another view of the sunset from the previous post...from Lerwick looking to Bressay

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