Local services in Shetland
Visitors, students and residents of Shetland can find information about local services and amenities or visit Events to find out more about local events or Local Traders about local tradespeople
Shetland is a great place for holiday shopping and has many independently owned stores and high-street chains selling a vast range of goods.
There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.
For the best experience of the Shetland Islands by car, start your journey in Sumburgh, touring the prehistoric Norse settlement of Jarlshof and bird-watching at Sumburgh Head RSPB reserve. From there head north to Lerwick, stopping on the way to admire the stunning beaches at St Ninian’s Isle. Lerwick is the largest and busiest town in the islands, and once here, there’s plenty to do. Tour the Shetland Museum, learning about the fascinating history of the islands, wander around Fort Charlotte, a military fortress built in the 18th Century, and spot seals in the harbour. The island of Bressay is also only a short ferry ride from Lerwick and a brisk walk up to its lookout point on Ward Hill provides some spectacular views of the islands.