The Shetland Isles are the most northerly part of the British Isles, populated by around 22,000 humans but many more birds and mammals.
Mousa Island is a bird reserve. Its 13 metre high Iron Age broch is considered the best preserved in the world. Surviving more or less as built, it is thought that the many loose stones available meant that it was never plundered for construction material.
A mainland drive took guests to the Neolithic remains and settlements from the Bronze and Iron Ages found at Jarlshof as well as introducing Shetland culture and farming.
Now in the boutique, and featured in the evening Fashion Show new arrivals of colourful Helly Hansen outdoor wear. The story of Helly Hansen began in 1877. After many years at sea, Norweigan Captain Helly Juell Hansen and his wife Maren Margarethe began producing oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’ westers and tarpaulins, made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil. This waterproof gear became an immediate success and still is today.