Did you know, more fish is landed in Shetland than the whole of England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined?
But whilst Shetland is an archipelago consisting of 100+ islands, 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!
The following link will take you to the Shetland Food and Drink Guide 2020 online! Whether you simply love local produce or are planning a foodie holiday in the isles, this booklet contains all the inspiration and information you need to explore, taste and savour Shetland! https://www.tasteofshetland.com/pdfs/guide-2020/mobile/index.html
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