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Shetland Wool Week 2017

Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands. Shetland wool is a world class natural fibre, with a long standing reputation for quality, strength and excellence from the fleece to the textile products. Shetland knitwear has a deserved respect gained from many generations of hard working knitters and crofters producing some of the finest lace and Fair Isle knitwear.

Established in 2010, the festival has gone from strength to strength and now takes place over 9 days with over 200 events in the programme.  Details of the programme are released in May each year and many events are sold out within minutes of going on sale, due to the worldwide popularity of this event.

Shetland Wool Week 2017 will be held between Saturday 23rd September and Sunday 1st October.

Visit the Shetland Wool Week website for more details.