Business Shipping for Shetland
Shipping and Deliveries to Shetland

Shipping to Shetland, Paul Davis Freight Services offers a weekly freight service to Shetland  for business to business customers, business to home and personal home shopping customers from the UK mainland. Goods can be collected from your premises or they can be delivered into one of several UK mainland depots. Goods are delivered in the islands by locally based, experienced drivers. The company prides itself on offering the same dedicated, friendly assistance to its entire range of customers – large and small
Freight to Shetland

Why Paul Davis Freight Services?

Dedicated Account Manager.
Shipping to all of the offshore islands.
Experienced in all types of products.
Mainland receiving facilities.
Door to door full load service available to all markets.
Track & Trace / KPI reporting facility.
Integration of customers' own paperwork.
Daily departures to Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight & Ireland.
Regular departures to the Scottish Islands and the Isles of Scilly.
Operation under Road Haulage Association terms & conditions.
Hazardous goods capability.
Bespoke home delivery service to all destinations using our fully experienced
delivery teams.
Business Shipping for Shetland
Shipping to the Shetlands

Shipping to Shetland.

The islands of Shetland is an archipelago of Scotland. Its  subarctic an lies north-east of mainland Britain. The islands are some 80 km (50 mi) to the northeast of Orkney and 280 km (170 mi) southeast of the Faroe Islands.
The Shetlands are part of the division between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea to the east. The total area for the Shetlands is 1,468 km2 (567 sq mi)
The population of the Shetlands in 2009 totalled 22,210. The Shetland is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. The islands have an administrative centre at Lerwick. Lerwick is the only burgh of the shetlands. The largest island is known  as "Mainland", it has an area of 967 km2 (373 sq mi). This makes it the third-largest Scottish island. It is the fifth largest of the British Isles. There are a total of 15 additional inhabited islands. The archipelago has an oceanic climate, The shetland islands have a very complex geology, its rugged coastline and many low, rolling hills giving the shetlands a distinct beauty.
From evidence we know that humans have lived on the shetlands since the Mesolithic period. The earliest known written references to the Shetland islands date as far back as to the Roman times. This early historic period was known to be dominated by many Scandinavian influences due to its proximity, This is especially true of Norway. The islands of shetland did not become a part of Scotland until some time in the 15th century. Later the islands of Shetland became part of the Kingdom of Great Britain, this happened in 1707. From this point trade with northern Europe decreased. The fishing has continued to be an important aspect of the economy on the Shetlands up to now. In the 1970s the discovery of North Sea oil  gave a huge boost to Shetland incomes. Employment and public sector revenues also benifited.
The local way of life reflects both the Norse and Scottish heritage in a joint manner. This includes the Up Helly Aa fire festival.  A strong musical tradition is also evident, especially the traditional fiddle style. The islands have produced many writers of prose and poetry, many of these use the local Shetlandic dialect. Many areas can be found that have been set aside to benefit the local fauna and flora. Central to this are several significant seabird nesting sites.