The Shetland Islands may be one of the most remote parts of Great Britain, but they are easily accessible thanks to ferry travel.
As the Shetland Times newspaper pointed out, daily ferries operate throughout the year from the British mainland to the isles, providing convenient connections.
This means tourists who enjoy the wilds of the Scottish landscapes do not have to strike the Shetlands off their must-visit list.NorthLink
Ferries operates crossings from Aberdeen to the island capital of Lerwick, catering for passengers, cars, freight and even livestock.
"The state-of-the-art ferries provide a very high standard of comfort and meet the latest safety requirements," the Shetland Times stated.
"Passengers have a choice of dining areas, bars, comfortable lounges and two or four berth cabins. They can also take in the latest movies in the on-board cinema."
After arriving at Lerwick's modern ferry terminal, visitors will find that the town centre is just a 15-minute walk away.
Posted by Mark Robinson