Beautiful Shetland

It was a lovely morning going for a ride and then a great afternoon driving around Shetland.  I needed to go down to the south-end of the island and it was truly beautiful.  As I was early, I drove to Sumburgh Head for the spectacular scenery.

Sumburgh Head in the Shetland afternoon sun

It was one of those days where everyone you met made a comment on just how good the weather was and how they wished it would stay.

From Bigton looking west over Brow Loch


We all realise that weather like this is unusual this time of year but we should all make the most of it.

While I was out and about, I saw cars parked up and folk getting out to take a photos of the amazing sunset.

Looking down at Scalloway

Of course we would exchange the time of day and it was nice to know I wasn’t the only one finding a place to park and leaping out with a camera.

Scalloway in the sunset

Sights like this are not to be missed.

Scalloway Castle

When I meet folk south and they ask why I live in Shetland like I am mad, I should show them these photos and maybe they would understand.

Whiteness Voe




Shetland is a very beautiful place.  I am very lucky.

Whiteness Voe


9 thoughts on “Beautiful Shetland

  1. Margaret Robinson

    You and family are extremely lucky to live there, but you don’t want too many people to know just how lucky as they’ll want to come and visit, then stay. Hah, hah.

  2. Judith Garbutt

    It’s a fascinating landscape and your photographs are so atmospheric. I’ve been watching the programme about Shetland medics (BBC 1 at (am, weekday morning) and I keep hoping shots of the Minions might pop up!

  3. Sam

    Shetland thru your eyes is delightful and beautiful. Your sunsets are breath taking.
    Because of your blog, this island is at the top of my “must visit” list.

  4. Terri

    Thank you for sharing these photos. There are pros and cons to living anywhere. In the dead of winter, in a raging storm, or coming in from the fields soaked to the bone and near-frozen, you have these beautiful reminders of the pros. Shetland PR should pay you for boosting tourism!

  5. Linda Loba

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, Frances! They brought out a feeling of peace to me…

    P.S. You do live in a beautiful place (as I feel that I do too; the Pacific Northwest) our job is to never take it for granted 🙂

  6. Diane

    Yes Shetland is very beautiful. I loved it when I was there and wish I could spend a month just wandering around it. I love all your photos because you show the beauty of Shetland.


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