About Shetland

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 celebrate its tenth year in 2019. Shetland Textile Museum and Unst Heritage Centre are open over the summer months and will open for at least part of Shetland Wool Week. Other museums throughout the islands usually have some knitwear on display too. 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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