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Tue Jun 12, 2012, 11:29 AM

Western Hebrides and the Shetland Isles

I'm planning a trip to the Western Hebrides and the person I'm going with wants to visit the Shetland Isles also. Is there much to do there? (Shetland). Thanks in advance.

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Reply Western Hebrides and the Shetland Isles (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Jun 2012 OP
cbayer Jun 2012 #1
elleng Jun 2012 #2
greatauntoftriplets Jun 2012 #3

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 03:16 PM

1. Haven't been, but it supposed to be stunningly beautiful.

I think Lerwick is the only really populated area, but I bet a boat tour to some of the islands would be great.

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Tue Jun 12, 2012, 04:17 PM

2. Didn't quite make it there, but SOMEONE did!

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The Scots are LOVELY!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:33 PM

3. I've been to Lewis and Harris.

There's not much to do there, some sightseeing, primarily the Callanish standing stones. Stornoway is a pretty town. I took a bus from Stormoway to Harris, saw fields full of farmers taking turf (for the fireplace) out of the ground.

The Wee Free Kirk of Scotland pretty much rules the place, meaning that on Sundays, the swings in the children's park are locked up tight so the kids can't indulge themselves. Needless to say, I didn't spend Sunday there.

It's worth it if you like quiet and beautiful scenery.

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