Shetland has a 5,000 year old history, which has provided the islands with a fascinating background, steeped in legends and myths. Lerwick began as a fishing port in the 17th century, and today the centre of Lerwick is full of character.  Moving through the town you’ll see the Town Hall and other interesting monuments before travelling out to Scalloway.  A photo stop will be made en route at the Clickimin Broch, a drystone hollow-walled structure, with surrounding buildings dating from the Iron Age. 

On the outskirts of Scalloway, the 2nd largest settlement on the mainland, you can catch a glimpse of the ancient Castle, built around 1600 by Earl Patrick Stewart. Here, you can also visit the small museum at your leisure that houses a collection of items from Shetland’s recent past.  

Your journey continues past the pretty Loch of Tingwall, where a stop will be made at Carol’s Ponies. Here, you’ll have a chance to photograph the small, beautiful Shetland ponies and the local stud owner will also provide some interesting facts about these lovely animals.

Back on the shores of Weisdale Voe, a visit will be made to Shetland Jewellery, where traditional local jewellery is still hand crafted in the Celtic and Norse inspired fashions. On the return journey, ascend Wormadale Hill to enjoy panoramic views across the water of Whiteness Voe and Stromfirth. You’ll also pause to view the exterior of the Böd of Gremista, birthplace of Arthur Anderson, founder of the Peninsular and Oriental shipping corporation, namely P&O. 

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