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What’s on Mainland Shetland

Mainland Shetland is the biggest of all the islands and has something for everyone, including walking, windsurfing, fishing, cycling, beach-combing, birdwatching, scuba-diving, sailing, whale-watching, surfing or kayaking. There are major archaeological sites to visit, a spectacular coastline to explore and, with a variety of events and festivals held throughout the year, a vibrant cultural life to enjoy. And because Shetland enjoys 19 hours of daylight in the middle of summer, you’ll be able to take full advantage of everything on offer.

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5th March 2015, Shetland:

Dylan Moran star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary is back with his new stand-up show.

26 June 2015, Shetland:

Lau have long since established themselves as one of the most sought after and creative live acts performing today.

24th - 30th June 2015, Shetland:

The Bergen Shetland Races 2015, incorporating a rally for cruising boats, will be conducted on the waters of Bergen, the North Sea and the approach to Lerwick Harbour and vice versa.

4th July 2015, Shetland:

Happy Mondaze are the world’s only tribute to Madchester legends The Happy Mondays.

4th - 10th July 2015, Shetland:

The Shetland Nature Festival celebrates Shetland’s wonderful natural heritage, with events and activities throughout the isles to suit all ages and abilities.

2nd - 9th August 2015, Shetland:

Fiddle Frenzy is Shetland Arts’ week-long Fiddle School and celebration of traditional Shetland musical culture.

29th August - 6th September 2015, Shetland:

Shetland’s annual Film Festival is curated by Linda Ruth Williams and Mark Kermode.

May - September 2011, Lerwick:

A restored 18th century fishing Böd on the outskirts of Lerwick, famous as the birthplace of Arthur Anderson, co-founder of the company P&O.

Mid-April to mid-September, Shetland:

Mousa lies a mile off the east coast of Mainland Shetland about 15 miles south of Lerwick.

Year-round, Shetland:

Visit these cliffs during the summer and you’ll see the amazing spectacle of thousands of breeding seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, shags and fulmars.


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