Shetland's long Viking history has rubbed off in more ways than just street names and square-shouldered locals. Most villages have a fire festival, a continuation of Viking midwinter celebrations of the rebirth of t…
This four-day festival sees local and international folk musicians playing in various venues across Lerwick and beyond.
A four-day event in late May, with folk concerts, ceilidhs (evenings of traditional Scottish entertainment) and casual pub sessions. Stromness packs out, and late-night buses from Kirkwall are laid on. Book tickets …
Running for a week over midsummer, this festival is a colourful celebration of music and the arts, with high-quality orchestral performances at the heart of it. It's held in various venues around Kirkwall.
A week-long festival offering a series of guided walks, talks, boat trips, open days and art and photography workshops celebrating the wildlife and geology of Shetland.
This week celebrates Shetland's sheep-rearing, spinning and knitting traditions. Leave that polyester sweater at home.
Running for a week at the beginning of August, Fiddle Frenzy celebrates the Shetland tradition of fiddle playing.
A week of activities on and about the water celebrates Shetland's long seafaring tradition.