Shetland is the most northerly group of Scottish islands. Apart from mainland Scotland, the other near neighbours are Norway to the east and the Faroe Islands to the north west.
It is a great place to visit - see www.shetland.org for more information.
For those with a special interest in knitting the next Shetland Wool Week will be between 23 September and 2 October 2016. Shetland Textile Museum and Unst Heritage Centre are open over the summer months and will open for at least part of Shetland Wool Week. Shetland Arts and Crafts Association has many members who produce a wide variety of high quality items, including knitting belts, knitted and woven accessories, knitted clothing, handspun yarns, handwoven materials, etc. The annual Craft Fair, held in November, is well worth a visit. Shetland Museum is open all year and has a permanent display of knitting.
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