We are very grateful to the sponsors who made our trip possible and helped us in many different ways.

Shetland Coach Trip Sponsor LGT Vestra

LGT Vestra LLP is a wealth manager owned jointly by the working partners and the private banking group LGT, which is fully owned by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein.

We are committed to offering clients a fresh approach to wealth management, with a service that is as individual as they are. By drawing together in-depth knowledge and experience from across the industry, we provide a flexible, bespoke service adapted to each of our clients’ needs.  Our clients are individuals, trustees, institutions and pension funds.

Our rigorous investment process means that we do not invest in anything we do not believe in; our advice is aligned to nobody’s interests but those of our clients.

The partnership ethos of our business has allowed us to attract some of the best talent in our industry and draw together in-depth experience from multiple disciplines. We offer an experienced, personalised, flexible and direct approach to investment planning and management across multiple asset classes.

Running through this approach is our core value of always putting clients’ interests first.

For further details please contact:  Jacqueline Crawley  (Partner & Investment Manager)

T:    +44 (0)203 207 8110
M:   +44 (0)755 741 2103
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W:   www.lgtvestra.com
LGT Vestra LLP, 14 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3NR

Larking Gown - Sponsor of the Shetland Coach Trip


Larking Gowen is a long-established, independent and trusted accountancy firm with branches throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. We pride ourselves in working for all types of clients, from major firms through to SMEs as well as individuals, couples and families.

We’re friendly, experienced and committed to excellent service and, have expert knowledge in a wide range of services and sectors as well as specialist teams in corporate finance, personal tax, VAT, business strategy and support and business recovery and Insolvency Advice.

T:    01603 624181
W:  www.larking-gowen.co.uk
Larking Gowen, King Street House, 15 Upper King Street, Norwich, NR3 1RB


Shetland Coach Trip - Rendezvous Hotel

This family run hotel on the outskirts of the delightful market town of Skipton, gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, offers the best in Yorkshire hospitality, with staff who really do care! Guests return time and again, whether it’s for business or leisure, because we offer warmth and a genuine professional hospitality.

T:   01756 700100
W:  www.rendezvous-skipton.co.uk
Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2TA 


Corran Bunkhouse Sponsors of the Shetland Coach Trip June 2017

Corran Bunkhouse is situated on the banks of Loch Linnhe, in central Lochaber and is located at the heart of the Nevis Range, the Mamores and the Glen Coe mountain ranges.  It is eight miles south of Fort William and seven miles north of Glen Coe.

The Bunkhouse is ideal for walking, climbing, skiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking as well as for those who love the great outdoors.  We are in the perfect spot for you to have an idyllic few days appreciating this wonderful part of the world and are open all year round.  It’s an ideal base for any season.  We are also an excellent choice for clubs as well as groups.



T:  01855 821 000
M:  07926 099 334
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W:  www.corranbunkhouse.co.uk
South Corran, Onich, Fort William, Scotland PH33 6SE


Ecclesiastical Planning ServicesEcclesiastical Planning Services is part of the Ecclesiastical Group and is a registered provider of the Funeral Planning Authority.

Through administering pre-paid funeral plans on behalf of independent funeral directors across the UK and securely holding pre-payment funds for thousands of customers, the business has gained a reputation as one of the most trustworthy and ethical plan providers in the funeral planning industry.

Although funeral plans have only become popular over the last 20 years, Ecclesiastical has been protecting people, property and funds since 1887 and is committed to acting honestly and responsibly to this day.

By working with hundreds of funeral directors across the UK, Ecclesiastical Planning Services provides funeral directing firms with a safe home for their pre-paid funeral plan funds. Operating transparently, efficiently and above all ethically, Ecclesiastical Planning Services administers funeral plans on behalf of funeral directing firms.

This ensures families and individuals looking to protect loved ones from the financial heartache of funeral fees are in safe hands. What’s more, knowing that services provided by funeral directors have already been agreed during happier times removes the worries associated with ‘getting things right’ when the time comes.

Fully registered with the Funeral Planning Authority, Ecclesiastical Planning Services complies fully with financial services regulations.

To find out more about Ecclesiastical Planning Services, visit www.funeralplans.co.uk

T: 0800 633 5626
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W: www.funeralplans.co.uk
Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JZ

Melia Family Funeral Care – incorporating Powell and Family Yorkshire is a modern, Christian family run funeral firm dedicated to helping today’s families make positive choices when it matters to you the most.

If you’re looking for a funeral firm that combines a modern approach with a strong belief in the importance of tradition, in the importance of ceremony and ritual that make a funeral dignified and special, then you have come to the right place.

Our Funeral Directors usually conduct funerals wearing formal dress (traditional top-hats and smart frock coats) and we offer key marks of respect, such as walking the hearse away from our funeral home, your home and up to and away from the church and place of committal. We are comitted to delivering a respectful and dignified service to ease the burden on members of our community at their time of need.

T: 01274 567110
W: www.meliapowellandfamilyyorkshire.co.uk
Melia House, Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 5LY

Respect Green BurialsGordon and Alison are your hosts at both Woodland Burial Parks and are available to meet you at any time during daylight hours to guide you through the different options available to you, i.e. Woodland Burial, Meadow, or the Togetherness Sections where you may be laid to rest with your beloved pet. A Woodland Eco/ Green Burial Park is a place where interments of loved ones takes place in bio-degradable coffins / shrouds or even a favourite blanket and cremated remains are interred.

Grave spaces are marked by the planting of a tree or a memorial fashioned from a natural product, i.e. sustainably harvested wood, small local stone laid flat to the ground and in some cases the memorial may be a bird, bat or owl box, or hedgehog hide etc.

T: 01427 612992
W: www.respectgb.co.uk
Morton Hall, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 3AA


Bennetts The Funeral Directors

Bennetts The Funeral Directors are one of the longest serving independent family run funeral directors in Ayrshire. We provide a professional and caring funeral service to the local communities with our commitment and attention to detail.

Bennetts The Funeral Directors are highly respected and has a reputation for providing high standards of personal service. We offer individual arrangements, conducted with dignity and personal attention to detail.

Whatever type of funeral you need, we can be there at each step to offer advice and to highlight the different choices that are available to you and your family.

It is so important to allow families to have a funeral they feel best reflects the persons wishes, be it simple or something unusual, we will always endeavour to help you arrange a personal farewell.

T: 01294 552213
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W: www.bennettsthefuneraldirectors.com
4 Dalry Road, Kilwinning, Ayrshire KA13 7HD


Scottish Fuels




Fuel cost for our journey has been kindly donated by Scottish Fuels
T: 0345 300 88454
W: www.scottishfuels.co.uk





Our thanks go to North Link Ferries for providing free passage for the coach and support vehicle.  

Shetland is a must visit place for a holiday and other than flying you will be using the excellent services of North Link Ferries.

W: www.northlinkferries.co.uk




Ivan & Lessie Robertson

John Watt

Mark Robinson

Fressingfield Oily Rag Club

Bungay Car Club

Vintage Military Vehicle Spares

Phillippa Green (Web Designer)

Web Site: philippagreenwebdesign.co.uk

Raise Cottage B & B near Derwent Water, Lake District

Dan & Dolina Mackenzie (Lau-ren House B & B Thurso)

R H Insurance (Classic vehicle insurance)

David Clayton (Media Contact)

Secret Scotland who kindly helped with the route. 

Web Site: www.secret-scotland.com


Trevor Allchin Technical Services

Freelance Sound and Light Services for the Performing Arts


Andres Morrison

Andrew Morrison Coaches - Shetland Islands