Made in Shetland

Be inspired by Shetland’s spectacular scenery, heritage and culture. Find gifts and products by locally owned businesses, crafts, artisan goods and local food and drink.

The Shetland Islands have a rich heritage of traditional crafts. One of the most well-known and internationally recognised crafts is Fair Isle knitting. Well known for its high-quality, warm and lightweight woolen garments, made with traditional techniques, intricate patterns and designs.

Shetland lace is another craft that is famous around the world. Delicate and intricate, lace has a long history in Shetland, with evidence of lace-making dating back to the 17th century. The island’s other craft traditions include spinning, weaving, and woodworking. These crafts are not only an important part of Shetland’s heritage but also a significant part of the economy and tourism. Many visitors come to the island to learn about and purchase these traditional crafts, preserving and promoting the island’s unique culture and heritage.

Shetland is renowned for its rich tradition of craftsmanship, particularly Fair Isle knitting and lace making.

Areas covered in Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago of around 100 islands, of which only 15 are inhabited. The largest island is called Mainland, and the capital is Lerwick. Shetland is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque villages, and rich history, including ancient archaeological sites such as Jarlshof and Clickimin Broch.

Shetland ponies have been bred on the Shetland islands for thousands of years. They typically measure between 28 and 42 inches high. While there are small (and cute) they are incredibly hardy and can withstand the harsh winter conditions of Northern Scotland.

Shetland Ponies are the smallest breed of pony in Britain.



Find your local farm shop – Support local business and producers and have freshly seasonal produce delivered to your door

Why Buy Local

Buying directly and eating seasonal produce,  is a great way to support local business. In addition to enjoying the best local and regional foods. From fresh artisan bread, locally reared meat, seasonal vegetables, cheese, to English wine and craft spirits.

Fresh Seasonal Local Produce

To buy the best local and seasonal produce visit your local farm shop, independent retailers, farmers’ markets or local farm. Many farm shops offer home delivery services as well.

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