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Place Category: Eating Out
Shetland is a very very special place. Nowhere in Scotland (Europe?) will you find such a concentration of rare heritage breeds and produce that are on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. The scenery and birdlife, history and food culture is breathtaking.
Every great destination needs a great place to stay – and this is it!
Family owned, The Scalloway Hotel offers beautiful accommodation in the pretty village of Scalloway (Shetland’s former capital), a perfect base for the whole of Shetland and only 6miles from Lerwick. Located on the waterfront you can watch the fishing boats come in to land their catch.
With 23 rooms and two AA rosette restaurant you have ample opportunity to taste the unique and delicious Native Shetland lamb, the local seafood and the host of other ingredients Shetland is famous for.
The accommodation is very attractive and comfortable, using Shetland wools, rugs, soft furnishings, local art and even local furniture makers. From Sunday roasts to informal bar lunches, fine dining to tasty breakfasts, they have it all, served with a smile by the family and their delightful staff.
If you are going to visit these wonderful northern isles to taste the fabulous food and experience their warm hospitality you will need a ferry to get there! NorthLink Ferries will take you to Orkney and Shetland with regular timetables on their link.
Orkney is but a hop and Shetland is an overnight journey with lovely cabins I can vouch for personally. They make a good effort to use Scottish produce and some of the island products too. http://www.northlinkferries.co.uk