Video guide to the isles goes viral

A lighthearted video showcasing an A-Z guide to Shetland has proved to be an internet hit on YouTube.

The 11-minute production offers a humorous but factual guide to life in the isles.

It has already been viewed by almost 15,200 people across – in the space of just two days.

The production went live on the YouTube channel run by 60 North TV on Tuesday.

Commissioned by Promote Shetland – which owns and operates 60 North TV – and produced by local company DJ Film and Sound, the film stars musician and arts worker Bryan Peterson, who acts as an unconventional guide to his native islands.

The film starts off with A for Airport and concludes with Z for Zetland. Highlights include K for knitwear, P for ponies and U for Unst – which, the film says, plays host to Britain’s “most northerly dog”.

Culinary delights such as reestit mutton and Da Lounge feature, along with Mareel.

“It is aimed primarily at people who might be thinking of moving to Shetland,” said Andy Steven of Promote Shetland.

“The idea was to both provide factual information and a real flavour of what Shetland is like, communicated with some of the islands’ native humour.”


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  • Joe Johnson

    • September 26th, 2013 18:57

    I’ve seen it on you tube and think it’s brilliant! really enjoyed watching it!

  • Tarique Chowdhury

    • September 27th, 2013 12:26

    The V for Viking on the video shared this with us doon suth and it only taunts me into thinking of a move – or at least another visit – to Shetland!

  • David Spence

    • September 27th, 2013 20:52

    Great Video, thoroughly enjoyed the humour and the way in which it was done. Well done to all those involved in the making of it. Hope there will be more in the future in promoting Shetland lol (instead of Wallace and Gromit – Magnie and his Sheep lol)

  • Paul Meyer

    • September 28th, 2013 19:38

    Bit droll in places, a little amusing nevertheless, but a rather skewed glance of Shetland for outsiders at probably what our island hasn’t got or perhaps indeed what more it has to offer. Frankly, I prefer Vesternor’s (Bernard Smith) Shetland Youtube (now 438 videos) – at least he makes me laugh that much it hurts – especially “Oot along the banks wae vesternor”

  • Jane Leask - Clousta

    • September 29th, 2013 13:13

    Glad to see our Clousta/Twatt sign always raises a smile and our old grey tractor also featured.

  • Phil Jackson

    • May 16th, 2014 18:21

    Great video, the xylophone/boat sequence was ingenious. On first visit to Shetland, love tongue in cheek humour, also informative in its own way.*****


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