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Shetland Islands

Map showing the Shetland Islands (note these site to the north of their position on this map)The Shetland Islands lie about 96km/60 miles north of the Orkney Islands. This group is made up of about 100 islands, of which 29 are populated. The largest of the islands is known as Mainland.

To reach the Orkneys, ferries run from:

  • Aberdeen to Lerwick (10-13 hours)
  • Kirkwall, Orkney Mainland, to Lerwick (6-7 hours)

As an alternative to the ferry, flights to Sumburgh Airport are available from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Wick and the Kirkwall Airport on Orkney Mainland.

Muckle Flugga, an uninhabited island, is the most northern point of the British Isles.

A Broch at Mousa stands at 13m (43ft) high.

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