Explore Orkney and Shetland

Get away from it all...

Orkney and Shetland are home to breathtaking scenery, geological sites, museums, nature reserves, heritage attractions, small island communities and much much more.

Your hardest choice is what island will you pick first?

Reasons to staycation in the Scottish Islands

  • Amazing views

  • Geological wonders

  • Spectacular wildlife and birdlife


Discover archaeological treasures in Orkney

Orkney is home to the greatest concentration of prehistoric sites in Western Europe including; 5,000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae and the Standing Stone Circle of Stenness. Don’t miss St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall and the Old Man of Hoy the 449 ft sea stack!

Explore Orkney
Reconnect with the wild in Shetland

The location of Shetland, between Scotland and Norway, gives the archipelago a unique blend of wildlife. Over 430 species of birds have been recorded in Shetland with an abundance of marine life, sea mammals and flora.

Discover Shetland