Everyone likes a sunset and Shetland is one of the best places to come to and see a dramatic scene. Sunsets are later here in the north and during mid summer the sun dips around 10.45 pm, sometimes later at the Simmer Dim.
Like everything nothing is guaranteed and you can set off when its looking good only to find that the cloud has rolled in to spoil the night. We are over in the east side of Shetland and with a hill in between us and a sunset and often its a bit foggy or misty on this side but great on the west.
I still like to set off in plenty of time and see what develops, its a great way to spend an evening, as sunset is completely different. In some countries people meet on a pier to see the sunset and then give a round of applause depending on the quality.
In Shetland though you can have a sunset all to your self and take in the colours and the sounds of passing gulls and waders while hoping to see an elusive otter.