Shipping to the Shetland Islands

For over 30 years, we have been working hard to find affordable, fast, and secure shipping solutions for customers shipping to the Shetland Islands.

Shipping to the Shetland Islands

Are you looking to expand your business across the entirety of the United Kingdom? Our delivery services and expert couriers can reach even the furthest reaches of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland with ease. When looking to ship to the Shetland Islands, we can reach the Scottish Highlands, plus the Western Isles, and the Orkney and Shetland isles.

When shipping to the highlands of Scotland, we can reach all eight counties, including Inverness and the Argyll. These islands can be difficult to reach, even for our expert couriers, due to their sporadic nature. Luckily, no area of the UK is too difficult or remote for our expert and specialist couriers to reach. Just know that if you need a parcel delivered somewhere, it’ll reach its destination.

Worried about Brexit and customs fees? Thankfully, the Scottish Highlands and Islands are still part of the UK, meaning you won’t need to worry about any customs duties when sending there from England, Scotland or Northern Ireland. When you ship with The Delivery Group, you will also gain access to your own account manager, making paperwork related to shipping a thing of the past. Anything to do with customs, or even dealing with the aftermath of Brexit when shipping into the EU, can all be sorted by our personal account managers, meaning you don’t need to worry about spending your day filling out forms. Our team can offer round-the-clock support, so you can rest easy knowing all your queries are covered.

To make your shipping journey easier than ever, start shipping to the Shetland Islands with The Delivery Group.

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Addressing Shipping to the Shetland Islands

When you send a parcel to the Shetland Islands, it is essential that you correctly label the address in order to ensure it does not become lost in the post or sent back to you due to incorrect labelling. You should follow the standard UK addressing format when sending to the Scottish Highlands and Islands. If you need a quick refresher, you can use this addressing guide for the UK published by the Universal Postal Union.

Below, we have labelled the correct way on how to ship packages and deliveries to the Shetland Islands:

  • Addressee identification
  • Building
  • Dependent thoroughfare
  • Thoroughfare
  • Double dependent locality
  • Dependent locality
  • POST TOWN
  • County
  • POSTCODE
  • UNITED KINGDOM

The county name is no longer required in the address if the post town and postcode are provided.

For example:

  • Addressee 
  • Thoroughfare
  • Post town
  • Post code
  • United Kingdom

In Practice:

  • Jill Valentine
  • 74-78 Commercial Street
  • Lerwick
  • ZE1 0DL
  • Shetland Isles
  • United Kingdom

Wondering where our shipping services to the Shetland Islands can reach? Our door-to-door shipping services can cover its entirety. Some popular locations include:

Lerwick, Scalloway, Brae, Sandwick, Hillswick, Voe, Gutcher, Ulsta, Baltasound, Mid Yell, and many more. 

If you need any further help, there is a helpful guide on the Universal Postal Union site, however, please note you are more than welcome to get in contact with our expert team; we can explain everything thoroughly so you can easily understand the entire process of shipping to the Shetland Islands. Contact us today.

What can I Send in Shipping to the Shetland Islands

As with almost every country, and all companies that ship to the Shetland Islands, there are notable prohibitions and restrictions that you need to take into account before you complete a parcel delivery to the Shetland Islands.

  • Animals and any organism
  • Perishables
  • Batteries
  • Biological samples
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Drugs and medication
  • Tobacco or tobacco-related products
  • Hazardous items
  • Illegal goods
  • Large vehicle parts
  • Liquids
  • Medical-related items
  • Poisonous or toxic materials
  • Radioactive materials
  • Weapons and weapon replicas
  • White Goods

For an expanded list of prohibited items and restrictions for shipping to the Shetland Islands, please refer to the Universal Postal Union’s online prohibitions search tool.

Contact us Today Start Shipping to the Shetland Islands

If you’ve been looking for a cost-effective shipping service that doesn’t cut on quality, The Delivery Group is here to ensure everything with your delivery is tailored to fit your needs. As a streamlined service, our couriers can collect your item and deliver it to the Shetland Islands in as little as three working days.

If you would like to see how much our bespoke shipping to the Shetland Islands will be for your goods, contact us today.