Shetland: Lying in the North Sea around 100 islands comprise Shetland, with 16 of them inhabited and many others accessible by boat. The largest island is known as The Mainland (as opposed to The Scottish Mainland). To the north of the Mainland are the North Isles of Yell, Fetlar and Unst, the latter being Britain’s northernmost island. In the sea to the south, almost halfway to Orkney, is the island of Fair Isle, while Foula is to the west and Out Skerries to the east.
Orkney: Comprised of around 70 islands, of which just 16 are inhabited, enchanting Orkney serves up hundreds of miles of coastline, beautiful beaches and views as far as the eye can see making it a perfect place for exploring. There’s also history to uncover at world-class attractions, inspiring culture, fascinating wildlife, adrenalin pumping activities and an excellent arts and crafts scene.