Trip to Shetland Isle for 2019-August 28 to September 3
Trip to Shetland Isle for 2019-August 28 to September 3
This trip includes a visit to historical, Lerwick, and then touring on to the various Isles that make up the Shetland. Also included is a visit to Jamieson Woolen Mills. Enjoy exploring and discovering the beauty of these rugged Isles. A knitting workshop will be held at our lovely B&B. Connect with the local folks, culture, and knitting of the stunning Shetland Isles.
Day 1 August 28, 2019
We will board Northlink Ferry at 5:00 pm
We will start our knitting project this day
Day 2 August 29
Arrive in Lerwick. Settle in. Knitting,
Day 3 August 30
We meet up with Andy and will explore The South Mainland
In morning we will drive to Levenwick and visit Laurence Odie Knitwear,
Neila Nell designer and Hoswick Visitor Centre.
Will have a picnic lunch at St Ninian’s Isle
And spend the afternoon at Sumburgh Head, lighthouse and bird cliffs.
Day 4 August 31
We will explore the Westside of the Isle
In the morning we will Drive to Jamieson’s Spinning Mill in Sandness, see where our beloved "Spindrift" is created. Stopping along the way to look at peat cutting and views.
On the way back, we will have a picnic overlooking one of the bays.
We will spend the afternoon at the Shetland Museum.
Day 5 September 1
We will head northwards to Yell.
Beach walks and scenic views.
Lunch: GlobalYell studio.
Will spend the afternoon visit Unst. Lunch at Final Checkout.
Will Ferry back to Mainland in the evening.
Day 6: Sept 2 nd
Morning: Eshaness via Gunnister, Tangwick Haa. Coffee and tea.
Lunch: St Magnus Bay Hotel
Afternoon: Scalloway and Burra.
Evening meal at Scalloway Hotel
Accommodation in Lerwick
Day 7: September 3 rd
Ferry back to Aberdeen. Arriving in Aberdeen on the 4th of September.
I'm not a really experienced knitter so will I be able to do the project?
We plan projects that are accessible by knitters at various levels of experience, complexity in knitting, and interest. For those not as confident in their knitting, this can be a great time to move past some of your apprehension with experts to help you along. We also believe that it's your knitting and if you choose not to do the project, or to do it a different way, that's fine. We want you to make the most of your knitting in your way, and it's different for all of us. You still get the project yarn, whether you knit it or not!
What should I bring?
We recommend traveling light. We'll have a detailed discussion and send guidelines.
What is the schedule like?
A balanced mix of knitting, workshops and getting out to see the local sights. The day starts with coffee and knitting at our lodging, followed by a delicious breakfast. From there, we’ll either embark on an adventure Most dinners will be at local establishments, followed by relaxing and knitting in the lounge area. The schedule allows for time alone, with others, for walks or reading.
I have physical limitations and wonder if I'll be able to manage this trip? While we do relax often, we also walk to sites for meals and tours. Longer walks are optional though some short hikes will enhance your appreciation of the natural beauty of the area. We recommend being able to walk about one mile.
How do I get from the airport to the ferry?
If you arrive in Aberdeen the same day we take the Ferry (not recommended) a taxi is the best way to travel. The fee for the taxi is around 20.00 pounds. I would recommend staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in the city center the night before and then walking or take a taxi to the Northlink Ferry the day that we depart. It is about a fifteen-minute walk to the Ferry.
How do I make a reservation for the Northlink Ferry?
You can make your reservations for the Ferry online: http://www.northlinkferries.co.uk
I would suggest getting a berth for your travel to Shetland. You may pair up or have your own room.
We will be staying in a lovely B&B
Pat is warm friendly and an excellent knitter
Each knitter will have a cozy & comfortable rooms
Peaceful and beautiful surroundings
• August 28-September 3rd 2019
• Booking on a first come first service bases
TO REGISTER: To register, contact us (406-756-8746). $500 per person non-refundable deposit due upon registration. Payment in full due by April 30, 2019
LOCATION: Shetland Isle
THE EXPERIENCE: Visit Laurence Odie Knitwear, Neila Nell designer, and Hoswick Visitor Center. Drive to Jamieson’s Spinning Mill in Sandness, Shetland Museum. Visit Unst.and more.
LODGING: B&B lodging included in the event price.
PRICING: $2000.00— includes lodging, meals, knitting classes, local transportation and site admissions.
TRAVEL: You make your own flight arrangements; fly to Aberdeen Scotland, as well as arrangements for Northlink Ferry, to Shetland. We’ll arrange pickup at the Ferry on the Isle.
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Woolen Collectibles is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the trips arranged by Woolen Collectibles. Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects.
Woolen Collectibles encourages participants to ensure they have adequate medical insurance for the period of travel, and if outside the US, that participants purchase insurance to cover a medical incident in an international setting, including medical evacuation. Woolen Collectibles is not responsible for procuring or providing medical care and in no way responsible for the cost of such care and associated expenses such as medications or medical supplies.
- The $500 per person non-refundable deposit is just that: non-refundable.
- All cancellations must be in writing. Email is acceptable.
- We strongly urge participants to purchase travel insurance to cover airfare and event expense in the event of cancellation. Shop through AAA, your travel agent or online sources such as Travelex.