Shetland

Shetland with tirricks

Kayaking solo from Shetland to the Channel

27 July 2019 9:00 am

After kayaking solo in a November storm to a square mile of rock called Eilean a’Chleirich in the Summer Isles…

There’s a reason Unst is called the island above all others

15 September 2018 9:00 am

‘I’d like a copy of the Times,’ said the visitor from the south. ‘Yesterday’s or today’s?’ the shopkeeper asked. ‘Today’s,…

A tale of two cruises

16 May 2015 9:00 am

I’ve been on two cruises before: one was fun, the other misery. The misery one was a late August cruise…

Six months as a TV critic, and I’ve seen enough corpses to last a lifetime

22 March 2014 9:00 am

It was Shetland that tipped me over the edge. Not the place, but the TV series. Although that’s set in…