The Area

Gentle hills, lochs, spectacular cliffs, beautiful voes and abundant wildlife make for some breathtaking scenery and a great setting for a relaxing get-away-from-it-all holiday destination.

Nature lovers will spot a variety of seabirds and both common and grey seals around the coast.

The main industries in the local area are crofting, inshore fishing, knitting and salmon farming.

The chalets are ideally placed for loch fishing, bird watching, hill walking and exploring the outer islands – each of which is unique with diverse cultures and varied landscapes.

To the west, the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic island of Foula is accessible by both sea and air, while Papa Stour with its remarkable seascapes is a ferry trip away.

To the north, the islands of Unst, Yell and Fetlar each has its own special attractions and is easily accessed by regular inter-island ferries.

Heading eastward, the fishing communities of Whalsay and Skerries are also served by regular inter-island ferries.

Check out the Shetland Island Councils website for information on internal ferry and air travel around the isles.