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Boating in Burravoe & Heoganess

Boating in Burravoe & Heoganess

Wed Mar 4, 2020

As well as being busy owning Herrislea Hotel, we also own a number of boats.

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Finding Wildlife in Shetland

Finding Wildlife in Shetland

Mon Feb 3, 2020

Find out about Shetland's wildlife and where to find some of the wonderful inhabitants of Shetland.

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Shetland Tales & Folklore

Shetland Tales & Folklore

Mon Jan 13, 2020

Being out on the water, whether boating or fishing, is something we really enjoy here at Herrislea. No wonder; the lochs and seas in and around Shetland are fantastic places to explore.

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Shetland's Famous Fire Festivals

Shetland's Famous Fire Festivals

Mon Dec 9, 2019

Shetland is well known for its legendary Up Helly Aa fire festival, but did you know that Shetland actually holds 10 Viking Fire Festivals? Spanning from January to March, a number of smaller Viking fire festivals are held all across the Isles.

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Viking History in Shetland

Viking History in Shetland

Mon Nov 18, 2019

During the early medieval period a Scandinavian seafaring race, the Vikings, made their mark across much of Europe and beyond. Shetland was no exception, as the isles are within an easy sailing distance from Norway.

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Shetland Wool Week 2019!

Shetland Wool Week 2019!

Sun Sep 1, 2019

Shetland Wool Week, now in its tenth year, and is a firm favourite on the busy Shetland events calendar.

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Walking in Shetland - Fethaland

Walking in Shetland - Fethaland

Mon Aug 19, 2019

Located right at the northernmost tip, Fethaland is a fascinating place. Despite today’s remote walk, Fethaland used to be very busy as it was the main point for boats going to ‘da Haaf’ (deep sea fishing).

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Shetland Tours

Shetland Tours

Sun Jul 28, 2019

A dear friend of ours here at Herrislea Hotel happens to be a tour guide! Lara is a wonderful tour guide and has taken us on some very interesting and informative walks and visits around the Isles. One of the most notable trips we had with Lara was on her birthday when we went to South Havera.

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Golfing in Shetland

Golfing in Shetland

Mon Jul 15, 2019

If you like golf, you’re going to love staying at Herrislea Hotel! We are flanked by golf courses, almost within tee shot.

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Island Hopping in Shetland - Foula

Island Hopping in Shetland - Foula

Mon Jun 3, 2019

Foula is one of the most remotely inhabited places in Shetland, and is a very unique place.

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Fishing in Shetland

Fishing in Shetland

Mon May 13, 2019

If you like fishing you will fit right in here at Herrislea Hotel! Despite Gordon being a busy man, he likes nothing better than fitting in some time to fish.

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Walking in Shetland - The Burn of Lunklet

Walking in Shetland - The Burn of Lunklet

Wed Apr 24, 2019

Walking in Shetland is magical at any time of the year. Large swathes of the island are unspoiled, and you can take your pick from any number of beaches, cliffs and voes.

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