More than 100 islands make up the Shetlands archipelago that lies about 100 miles north of Scotland, and their names (Yell, Unst, Fetlar, Burra, Muckle Roe, Papa Stour, Trondra…) reveals the intoxicating mix of Scottish and Viking heritage.
The hardy Shetland sheep has long been a mainstay of the Shetland tradition, not least because its silky wool has been a protection against the harsh, windswept winters.
It has to be said that much so-called ‘Shetland wool’ is actually ‘Shetland type’ and comes from New Zealand or South America. Cotswold Woollen Weavers uses only ‘Authentic Shetland’, wool from Shetland sheep, from the Shetland Islands. The Real McCoy!