Shetland Islands Felting Retreat – Planning Your Trip 2017-08-14T03:54:26+00:00

Join Fiona Duthie for a creative exploration of  the unique culture and textiles of the Shetland Islands, through the lens of feltmaking

Planning Your Trip

I suggest you book your flight/ferry to Shetland first and then make your connecting travel arrangements. There are fewer spaces for this leg of your travel than on any other, so book this first, in order to arrive at your desired time.

Arriving by Air:

There are several flights to Sumburgh airport every day, from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Flights are operated by Loganair.

Arriving by Sea:

Ferries are operated by Northlink.

The website lays out the travel details so clearly, I encourage you to visit their site for more information!

Fiona will greet you the Alder Lodge Guesthouse in Lerwick, our shared home for the week.
Shared shuttles from the airport or ferry can be arranged on arrival and departure days. Regular taxi fare is about £50, but we can make advance arrangements to share a seven seater to significantly reduce the individual fare.

It will be possible to extend your stay at our B and B in Lerwick if you wish. These booking can be made directly with Simone at Alder Lodge Guest house. Just let her know you are attending the Felting Retreat, so you can stay in the same room for the extra days.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1595 695705  or +44 (0) 7901 813 386

Or you may wish to explore a different part of Shetland. There are many beautiful island experiences to be had!

Shetland is very far north, sitting on the 60th parallel of latitude. In early June the days will be long, with the sun rising at about 3:30am and setting at 10:30pm.  This allows both early risers or night keepers to enjoy some beautiful walks around town, exploring the harbour, the Knab, or the hills.

Temperatures in early June will be cool. At this time of year, daily highs are about 11 degrees C  (52 degrees F) and lows are 8 degrees C (47 degrees F). The weather is highly changeable so clothing layers, raingear and good walking shoes are recommended, even if you don’t plan on venturing far. Wind is to be expected and revelled in! (To take on the full atmosphere of this place!)

Retreat participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from Shetland.

It is strongly suggested that you take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances and  you are unable to attend.