The Shetland Islands are the most northerly part of the UK, located one hundred and fifty miles north of the Scottish mainland. The islands have a complex ancient history, with close links to Scandinavia and a unique cultural tradition of music and craft making. Scalloway is a picturesque village home to around a thousand people. The Booth is situated along the pier, where there are often fishing boats and vessels stationed.
The renovated building offers three studios – Admiral Roddy’s, Lady Joan’s and Alan Macdonald’s studios – alongside three bedrooms, a large communal living room and a kitchen area. The Admiral’s House is available to all kinds of visiting artists and creatives that are looking for the time and space to realise new work in an inspiring location. We invite applications from artists of all disciplines and stages in their career. Collectives as well as individuals are accepted as residents.