Poll: Vote for the 2020 Shetland Times Calendar Competition

After much deliberation, the final shortlist for the 2020 Shetland Times calendar competition has been decided.

More than 120 pictures were submitted for this year’s calendar competition, and Shetland Times photographer Dave Donaldson has helped to whittle that list down to a shortlist of twelve.

A wide variety of quality entries captured this year included incredible local landscapes, stunning aerial drone shots and stills of wildlife in motion.

It is now up to you to decide who will take top billing on the 2020 Shetland Times calendar.

Voting is now closed – the winner will be announced in the Friday 29th November edition of The Shetland Times.



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  • Steve Birrell

    • November 27th, 2019 11:14

    Cracking selection of entries again this year! I actually like them all, but I’ve voted for Andrew Simpson’s because I’d like to see a bright and colourful image on the Calendar.

  • Ronnie Gair

    • November 27th, 2019 11:20

    Great Photos

  • Susan Davidson

    • November 27th, 2019 11:26

    This truly expresses the power of sea against land that is Shetland. Eshaness is stunning ( although I am a biased resident) and recognised globally.
    All the pictures are lovely, it’s great to see the Islands through others eyes.

  • Susan Anderson

    • November 27th, 2019 11:43

    Absolutely stunning photo! A must visit place. A photo like this could encourage others to go there. Worth every step! It only took me 45 years to do!’ 🤦‍♀️

  • Paul Stewart

    • November 27th, 2019 13:15

    Stunning view from the air

  • Lucy Mackay

    • November 27th, 2019 13:28

    Fantastic photo

  • Bart Seegers

    • November 27th, 2019 14:02

    Excellent use of light. This photo captures the Shetland atmosphere perfectly!

  • Alison Blood

    • November 27th, 2019 14:55

    I love pictures if the island from the air.

  • Annie Erskine

    • November 27th, 2019 15:51

    Stunning photo

  • Barbara Cheyne

    • November 27th, 2019 16:26

    Typical Shetland in summer.

  • Antony Brown

    • November 27th, 2019 16:32

    Picture says enough

  • Yvonne Scott

    • November 27th, 2019 18:11

    Fantastic photo capturing the mood perfectly

  • gundel grolimund

    • November 27th, 2019 18:26

    amazing to catch this very special moment

  • Irene Jamieson

    • November 27th, 2019 18:59

    Love the photo of the cruise liner

  • Elizabeth Laurenson

    • November 27th, 2019 19:29

    Love this photo with its clear, vibrant colours – needs something bright to cheer up our kitchen wall 😄

  • Louise Moffat

    • November 27th, 2019 19:30

    Cracking picture

  • Karen Harris

    • November 27th, 2019 19:38

    All the chosen photographs highlight Shetland’s wild and wide scenery.
    It is especially wonderful to see Fair Isle, looking green and beautiful in bright, clear light.

  • Amanda McCaffrey

    • November 27th, 2019 19:57


  • Cass Watts

    • November 27th, 2019 20:05

    All of these pictures are beautiful.. however I’ve voted for the stunning rainbow across the islands .. which brings inner peace and beauty to the island itself.

  • Julie Price

    • November 27th, 2019 20:10

    Fabulous pic Paul! Just beautiful x

  • Carolyn McKay

    • November 27th, 2019 20:12

    Love that picture of the Dore Holm. So powerful.

  • Jinty Harris

    • November 27th, 2019 20:32

    Stunning picture amazing rainbow clear and makes me feel like I’m sitting on a hillside.

  • June greenway

    • November 27th, 2019 20:32

    Lovely photo! Beautiful place

  • Karen Bevan

    • November 27th, 2019 20:51

    Love the picture with rainbow. Seems to go on forever.

  • Susan Paul

    • November 27th, 2019 20:53

    Very atmospheric shows the power of the sea.

  • Kim Pantano

    • November 27th, 2019 20:57

    Love to see the cruise ships entering the harbor highlighting to the world the beautiful place that is the Shetlands!

  • Vivienne Wilson

    • November 27th, 2019 21:10

    Super photo

  • William Henry

    • November 27th, 2019 21:12

    Love the sea picture

  • Caroline Alderson

    • November 27th, 2019 21:19

    Think this photo really shows the power of the sea that surrounds the whole of Shetland, love it.

  • Peter andrews

    • November 27th, 2019 21:38


  • janet jackson

    • November 27th, 2019 21:42

    thank you for this gorgeous capture 🦄

  • Rebecca Brooks

    • November 27th, 2019 21:58

    Absolutely stunning picture somewhere over the rainbow

  • Emma grant

    • November 27th, 2019 23:06

    Andrew SimpsonA picture is wonderful as are the rest but his stood out to me! I feel he captures the true essence of what it’s like to visit Shetland in the summer 😊

  • Claire challis

    • November 27th, 2019 23:20

    Amazing beautiful photo Paul! Xxx

  • Linda Tait

    • November 28th, 2019 0:34

    Could we not have all of them. Stunning photography by all. Andrew got my vote as it reminds you how incredible Shetland on a fine summers day.

  • Donald Mootoo

    • November 28th, 2019 2:36

    Love the colours; peaceful.

  • Carl Hall

    • November 28th, 2019 8:20

    A great selection of photos, and hard to choose the best one. I may be a little biased being an ex merchant seaman, but I have voted for Ryan Leith’s photo of the large cruise ship entrying Lerwick harbour. I used to work for P & O sailing around the world on passenger ships. Ryan’s father Peter encouraged me to join the merchant navy and see the world.

  • June Reynolds

    • November 28th, 2019 10:12

    Love how the rainbow has been captured on this wonderful photo.

  • John Thomas

    • November 28th, 2019 11:55

    Lovely photos. They really show the beauty of our beloved Shetland. A beauty we can appreciate all the more once we get Brexit done!

  • oakes

    • December 1st, 2019 8:32

    I liked the Cruise liner photo, as this seem to tell a story of adventure through the fog when arriving. Kind of reminded me when I journeyed from Lerwick to Aberdeen and back also my last venture via Kirkwall in the late eighties.


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