Spring ushers in the ever popular Shetland Folk Festival with exciting line-ups featuring both local and visiting performers, whilst if you visit in June and July, you can join the party as yachts arrive from Bergen to drop anchor in Lerwick for the Shetland Races. Or why not experience the islands’ wild side at the Shetland Nature Festival?
Meet writers of local and international renown at Wordplay, Shetland’s annual literary festival in September, and watch critically acclaimed films at Screenplay, a film festival which runs simultaneously.
Also in September the book and film festivals get underway, while you can shop for unique gifts at the Shetland Craft Fair in November.
For music lovers, there’s everything from the Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival to the fantastic seven-day Shetland Fiddle Frenzy, where you can even join workshops and sessions to learn tunes in the Shetland fiddle style.
Visit Shetland and discover the great variety of arts and culture events on offer and experience life on Scotland’s most northerly islands.
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