Crime writer Ann Cleeves on her Shetland Islands inspiration: views, arts, food and more

June 3, 2015

The author on four decades of inspiration from the austere but beautiful islands that you must call Shetland and not the Shetlands

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Shetland has always been a place of sanctuary for me. I visited when I dropped out of university and I just loved it from the minute I got there. It’s a bleak but very beautiful place. It’s been 40 years since my first trip, as a lost, miserable, angsty young person, and it’s now become a place where I go to relax and catch up with friends.

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The islands each have their own dialect, and locals can pinpoint which one you come from by how you speak. Although I’ve been visiting for four decades, if two people from Whalsay are talking to each other, I still often won’t have a clue what they’re saying.

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