Shetland is a foodie paradise...
Did you know, more than a quarter of all fish landed in Scotland is landed in Shetland?
But whilst Shetland is an archipelago consisting of 300 islands and skerries, wedged between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, it is not just the abundance of fresh seafood that puts us on the map.
Living off unique pasture, our lamb is renowned worldwide for its exceptional flavour and enjoys Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status.
Shetland Black heritage potatoes are a toothsome treat too, developed in the Victorian era, a fluffy variety that are excellent sautéed and of course, make some quality chips to go with your fish too!
Though whilst Shetland’s culinary heritage is strong, so is the contemporary food culture, that has never felt so exciting for those that live here.
From Puffin Poo (albeit not literally, a delightful coconut-based sweet!) to Shetland Reel gin (so popular it has now made its way into many of Britain’s most major supermarkets), islanders are continually presenting local ingredients in new ways to surprise and delight.
If your visiting, then we have a burgeoning local restaurant scene that is supported by a host of artisans sharing their creations, from seafood specialists and even chocolatiers!
Visitors to Shetland can now experience this delectable produce at source by following a foodie trail around the isles (link to foodie trail/tours).
Whether you want to catch mackerel and cook it outdoors in the fresh sea air, enjoy the aroma of roasting native lamb, or sip rhubarb champagne to celebrate that extra special occasion, Shetland is the place to re-connect with quality, natural goodness.
Taste of Shetland Festival
Each year in November we celebrate our rich larder at the annual Taste of Shetland Festival whereby you can sample all the quality produce Shetland has to offer, in one place [Link to event pages]. If you’re visiting another time though, not to worry A Taste of Shetland hold an array of seasonal food-themed events throughout the isles, across the year.
Taste Shetland for yourself
Of course, you will never really know just how good our produce is until you visit us and taste it for yourself!
To experience a flavour of the isles visit www.loganair.co.uk and fly from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen & Inverness, or from further afield via Loganair’s airline partners such as British Airways.