Shetland - as it really is
BBC 1 screened a two-part crime drama based in Shetland. Personally I found it really disappointing.
Yes, disappointing. For a start all the actors were Scottish - I didn't detect a Shetland accent amongst them, although I have to say I didn't watch the whole thing. What is really special is taking people to these beautiful (and relatively crime free) islands, something I've been doing for more than 30 years. Our Shetland holiday concentrates on the islands' wildlife, especially birds and otters and wild flowers, but we also enjoy everything which makes the islands what they are today. Special. Our next tour in June spends 3 nights on Fair Isle where the new Observatory offers really comfortable accommodation but hasn't lost the special atmosphere which it's always had.