Shetland Life Back Issues

Buy and browse back issues of Shetland Life magazine, from the first digital edition in January 2012 to the final edition in January 2020.

Shetland Life was published on the first Friday of every month for 39 years and evolved over time, as did life in Shetland!

We have 97 digital editions (Jan 2012-Jan 2020) available, where you can revisit the stories and photos of Shetland Life’s pages. Enjoy fascinating social history pieces, interviews with local celebrities, specially commissioned photography, recipes using amazing local produce, close encounters with the natural world, reviews, cultural listings and a general celebration of the boundless talent, creativity and enterprise which Shetland nurtures.

Once bought, all your back issues will remain in a personal archive for you to browse or search through at your leisure.

Important – sales, system requirements and technical information
The digital edition can be viewed on a PC, Mac or mobile device as long as you have access to the internet (broadband recommended). It is best viewed with Adobe Flash, the latest version is available free at

Before buying, please try our sample issue at the top of this page to check that everything will work on your system or mobile devices.

If you have any problems buying your digital edition, or need specific help choosing your back issue(s), you can contact us by emailing

Please enter your payment/card details in the fields below to pay securely through SagePay or PayPal (which you will find within SagePay with no additional accounts required). Once your payment has processed, you will be able to choose which back issue you want.

Options: Buy single back issue of Shetland Life magazine.
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1 Edition at £ 3.00
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