The other day I came across an interesting question – someone asked: ‘What is it like living in Shetland?”
It made me stop and think about it. First of all I should say, in case you don’t know already, I’m not from Shetland. I moved here in 2004 after finishing my degree. My first encounter with the isles was in 1999 on a high school exchange and the minute we stepped off the P&O ferry St Clair, Shetland stole my heart. This was mostly down to my host family, their kindness, friendliness and their brilliant sense of humour. They filled my short time in Shetland to the brim with wonderful experiences and walks and showed me some of the most magical places I’d seen.
Some of my favourite Shetland reading: