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Far-Flung Places (Part 1): The Northern Isles

Far-Flung Places (Part 1): The Northern Isles

We love far-flung places. I’m sure you do too, or you probably wouldn’t be reading this. Defining a ‘far-flung place’ can be difficult, as it can be as much about an idea as it is about geography, but one place that we could probably all agree on would be the finger-shaped peninsular of Hermaness in the north of Unst, which is itself the most northerly of the Shetland Islands.

West Shetland Island Hopping

West Shetland Island Hopping

Intrigued by the bridge we’d seen south of Scalloway, we decided to explore what was on the other side. I drove, Jon wrestled with the OS map, while the minxes pointed out places to abandon the car to go out and explore. Like on the Shetland Mainland, we had to stop every mile or so to gawp at the beauty around us and get out and explore properly every 10 minutes or so.

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