Shetland's rugged scenery provides the ideal backdrop for BBC's popular crime drama.

10 Shetland filming locations you can visit in Scotland

The fifth series of Shetland has landed and as ever the show's stunning setting is capturing the imagination of audiences.

Since Shetland launched in 2013 its eponymous setting has served as a character of sorts, providing a moody backdrop for dark and disturbing crimes.

Much of the filminf for Shetland takes place in the Shetland Islands' capital, Lerwick. The town's distinctive lodberries, piers developed as warehouses, have featured throughout the BBC series.

1. The Lodberrie, Lerwick

Much of the filminf for Shetland takes place in the Shetland Islands' capital, Lerwick. The town's distinctive lodberries, piers developed as warehouses, have featured throughout the BBC series.
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Lerwick Habrour is also a prominent backdrop in Shetland, featured here in this press shot. The Victoria Pier which dominates the harbour was founded in 1886

2. Shetland harbour

Lerwick Habrour is also a prominent backdrop in Shetland, featured here in this press shot. The Victoria Pier which dominates the harbour was founded in 1886
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According to the Shetland Times, filming for series five of the crime drama took place at tiny village West Quarff, which lies five miles south of Lerwick.

3. West Quarff

According to the Shetland Times, filming for series five of the crime drama took place at tiny village West Quarff, which lies five miles south of Lerwick.
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The stunning white sands of Banna Min Beach on West Burra featured in the grisly opening sequence of series five.

4. Banna Min Beach

The stunning white sands of Banna Min Beach on West Burra featured in the grisly opening sequence of series five.
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