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Outdoor Activity

There is always plenty to do in Shetland.
Places of interest

The Shetland Textile Museum

Shetland Textile Museum is a community museum in Shetland – the only one
of its kind dedicated to the islands’ textile heritage, especially knitting, both historical and contemporary.


The Scalloway Museum

Scalloway’s first museum was opened in 1985 by the Scalloway History Group, and it ran successfully for 20 years.  One of its main themes was ‘The Shetland Bus’ – the nickname given to a clandestine and dangerous operation carried out across the North Sea between Shetland and occupied Norway during World War


The Museum and Archives

Our Five Star, award-winning Museum and Archives is a multifunctional visitor attraction in the heart of Shetland's capital town of Lerwick. Begin your journey through the history of our beautiful islands here with an enjoyable and interactive visitor experience discovering our world-renowned collections. The Museum and Archives are managed by the Shetland Amenity Trust, a small charity caring for Shetland's natural and cultural heritage.


Unst Boat Haven

A unique collection of traditional small fishing and sailing boats located in Unst, fishing artifacts, photos, and information covering all aspects of marine heritage.

The Shetland Croft House Museum

The Shetland Croft House Museum is operated by Shetland Museum and Archives. Head down to the delightful setting of Dunrossness and step back in time as you enter the traditional 19th-century thatched Croft house. The property is presented in the style of how it would have looked in the 1870s. Smell the peat fire, discover the box beds, and try to set the traditional Shetland mouse trap. The Croft house also has a lovely garden. Hear our knowledgeable custodians tell stories about how it would have been to live in a typical Croft house and what families would have to have done to make a living from the land.


Fetlar Interpretive Centre

We aim to provide you with an interesting and informative experience, letting you learn more about our island and, hopefully, encouraging you to visit us on holiday or perhaps even relocate here. Please contact us using the contact form, via Facebook on Everything Else Fetlar.


R G Jamieson and son

We are a small, family-run coach and taxi hire business based in the North end of Yell in the Shetland Isles. We offer a range of services including:

  • Coach Hire

  • Taxi Hire

  • Coach Tours

  • Party Buses

  • School Buses & Service Runs

For information on our upcoming tours, see the Tours Section of the website.
We pride ourselves on our modern fleet, our friendly service, and our helpful, experienced drivers.
If you would like any more information, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone call, fax, or email. We will be happy to help.



Join Marie & Brian – A ‘Natural’ born and bred Shetland couple, both highly experienced and knowledgeable about the local area, aboard The Noss Boat ‘Seabird’.  Travel in comfort for the highlight of your holiday on our spacious twin-engine catamaran, a very stable boat because it has twin hulls.  On this amazing wildlife spectacular, you get to enjoy Shetland’s abundant wildlife, guaranteeing close-up views of Noss National Nature Reserve, one of Britain’s most sensational reserves.  The underwater viewing experience on our Supreme 3-hour tour (on selected days) to explore Shetland’s hidden forest.  


Mareel / The UK’s most northerly cinema

Sited right on the edge of the North Sea on the historic Hay's Dock quayside in Lerwick beside the Shetland Museum and Archives, Mareel offers a stunning setting for performance, production, studying, or just relaxing with a coffee enjoying the view and watching the seals and seabirds bobbing just outside the windows.


Cope Ltd

COPE Ltd sells goods and services to individuals, local authorities, and private businesses. All profits or surpluses are always reinvested back into the company to fulfil our social and environmental purposes.

At COPE Ltd we are committed to giving people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a supportive and inclusive work environment, free from stigma and discrimination. Everyone is valued for their abilities and are appropriately supported and encouraged to fully participate in all aspects of running our busy enterprises. Each enterprise supports a range of volunteer skill development placements and supported employee positions.

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