Shetland

Divide and conquer

Orion is another bold and ambitious project proposed for Shetland. It’s concerning that once again we may be at the mercy of a well-known business strategy known as divide and conquer. This strategy relies on division and quarrelling amongst the people affected so they cannot unite against the conqueror who in this case promises jobs […] Shetland News …


Ronas Voe and Twatt next for crime drama team

FILMING for the Shetland crime drama will take place in Ronas Voe on Thursday (30 September) and Twatt on Friday (1 October). On both days filming will take place between 7am and 8pm. RONAS VOE On Thursday 29 September filming will again take place at the Scottish Sea Farms facility. “Our fleet of technical vehicles […] Shetland News …


Various traffic restrictions in Lerwick tomorrow as filming returns to town

FILMING for the next series of Shetland will take place at locations around Lerwick on Tuesday (14 September). Various traffic restrictions will be in place at points through the day. Shetland locations manager Davie Gardner said: “Please note that the times shown are when the actual official restrictions will be in place, not necessarily when […] Shetland News …



Two south end beaches to be closed off for filming

THE ST Ninian’s Isle and Spiggie beaches will be closed to the public on Thursday (15 April) due to filming of the crime drama series Shetland. The production team will be filming at the beaches from 2.30pm on Thursday to 12.30am the following morning. The surrounding areas to the beaches will also be closed off […] Shetland News …


Crime drama filming moves to Foulawick for action scenes

FILMING for the upcoming series 6 of the BBC crime drama Shetland continues next week, initially near Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday, but then moves to the Foulawick area, near Brae, from Monday afternoon until the early hours of Thursday. Residents in the area are being advised that in order to capture important night-time sequences, […] Shetland News …


Filming Shetland will be drama-free, BBC assures islanders

FOR ME, Shetland isn’t just an internationally successful BBC One drama series; it’s also a community which has, over the last eight years, warmly welcomed our cast and crew with open arms. Somewhere we all hold very dear which plays as much of a starring role in the series as Douglas Henshall, Steven Robertson and […] Shetland News …


Shelter is essential

Because shelter is essential when planting new trees in Shetland, they are often hidden from view. I have planted many over the last 20+ years, but people are often surprised to see them when they come to visit me. This is a photo from last year of one part (about one eighth) of my garden.  […] Shetland News …


If you believe tatties are harmless, read on

DEAR reader, $hetland is about to make its debut on the world stage of potato excellence involving $hetland’s world-class rigs and middens, and I’m now in a position to reveal that I played a not insignificant role in bringing about this innovative and exciting development, guaranteed to bring wealth and prosperity to all.   It […] Shetland News …