January 2019 Update

Up-Helly-Aa -  It's January and for tourism in Shetland that means the Lerwick Up-Helly-Aa fire festival on Tuesday 29th January.  I am intending to run some day tours around that time, specifically Monday 28th, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st January. Weather permitting of course!  If you are looking for a tour then see the details on the "walks & tours" page, call me on +44 (0)7880 950228 or message me for details using the contact page.

To learn more about the festival there is no better place to start than the official site at www.uphellyaa.org

Website plans - A new year has set my mind on planning updates and improvements to this website which has been quite static for some time now.   Of course you can always see more regular news, comment and updates on social media using the links at the top of the page.

Winter Tours - Please note that I am available for occasional tours over the winter months usually with a couple of days notice.

Lambing Time - I will not be available for tours from mid April until about the middle of May but will have another guide covering some small group tours.  So it's a limited service for a few weeks and if Island Trails can't do it then I may be able to refer bookings onto someone else who can.  I'm glad to have a few other independent guides who can help me out when needed and to be able to do the same for them.  I guess we could call it friendly competition!

Travel Tip - if you are  planning to visit Shetland over the summer months it's a good idea to book your travel and accommodation in plenty of time to time to avoid disappointment.  There is a Shetland accommodation online search facility at www.shetlandvisitor.com/search

Wishing all my customers and website visitors inspirational, fun and safe travels in 2019!