I’m still buzzing from my recent trip to Shetland! I guide with Shetland Wildlife each year, for one week on an ‘Ultimate Shetland’ tour; a tour aimed to give the clients a real flavour of Shetland and its wildlife. We aim to travel the length of mainland Shetland, as well as trips to Mousa, Fetlar, Unst, Yell and Noss to try to see all the very best that Shetland has to offer. I try to offer the clients a little extra on their holiday, in the form of Bushnell trail cameras. I set a selection of these cams up as we travel across Shetland and then return to collect them with our visitors, uploading and sharing the footage after the trip.
I usually try to get to Shetland a few days before I start guiding, to spend some time with Paula and Magnus, who introduced me to Shetland many years ago now. Air traffic control strikes meant I sadly only had one day with these lovely people… just enough time to get on Magnus’s quad bike to get the first of the Bushnells set, so it was there for the week, to be collected with the guests before we headed home. This footage will be shared in a separate blog post.