The Shetland Islands are the ultimate expression of Scotland: vast expanses of green, the dark sea that hits the cliff and clean air scented with musk.

The rhythm of the small capital of Shetland beats to the gentle pace of fishing. On arriving at Lerwick harbour you’ll see Fort Charlotte and, outside the city, the Tower of Clickimin Broch. Take a nice walk in the surrounding hills, where maybe you’ll meet locals dressed as Vikings. Treat yourself to a visit to the city’s Museum of History and Geology and don’t leave Lerwick without tasting the excellent seafood.

Not to be missed:

• Visit to Clickimin Broch

• Geological Museum

• Exceptional Fish and Chips