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Surviving on the Isles II: Summer

Winter was tough and forgiving, a brutal time of sacrifice and hardship that I am, once more, glad to have survived. Each year the cold winds seep in and threaten to steal the life from right inside me. During these long, dark months I hold steadfast, gripping with iron-fist the arms of my ancient armchair…


Surviving on the Isles: Winter.

When thinking of how to survive on the Shetland Islands in the winter months it is much better to look toward our brethren on the Northern Continent than it is to look south to our friends on the mainland of these United Kingdoms. The winter is a different beast up here, a different beast indeed….


Our Great Isles. Part 1

Our great Islands are fascinating and beautiful, they are magical, they are incredible, they are majestic and they deserve recognition and love. Though ‘Thurso’ may lay claim to having the most northerly railway in the British Isles, our fantastic Shetland Isles are proud to have the most northern of almost everything else. Long ago we were…


How to See it All: Bike, Foot, Caravan or… Caravan?!

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Here at Shetland Nature Cruises we are always on the look out for new ways that visitors can explore and experience our wonderful corner…


A Shetland Cruise as part of a Scottish Tour

Due to our position at the top edge of this great nation it is quite a journey for many to get all the way to the Shetland Islands for a holiday. This journey is a historic one no matter from whence you are coming. The vikings travelled over cold seas, the English Knights over many…


A History of the Shetland Islands Part 1: Prehistoric Mesolithic and Neolithic Shetland.

These ancient isles upon which we Shetland dwellers dwell, Where the sun can bring you heaven and the wind can bring you hell, Where the winter runs long and the furred cows do yell, Where we await boats from the mainland with their withered wares to sell. Here we sit and suffer, sit in joy,…