1. It never really gets dark.
This is the town’s skyline at 2 a.m. – sure to confuse all the emerging club-goers into thinking they have just been in a time warp (they probably were).
2. Being Vitamin D deficient for most of the year, the sudden surge of summer sun makes people go bananas.
3. Even the animals don’t know what’s going on.
6. It’s the time of year when village halls host the most genial afternoons ever, Sunday teas.
Sugary treats, tea, old people – the perfect date.
7. There aren’t any beer gardens, so we’ve got to make do.
9. Tis the season to be jolly on Shetland’s infamous birthday buses, which take drinkers on a magical mystery tour around the Isles’ pubs from afternoon to night.
The calm before the Apple Sourz-stained storm at one of the route’s main stops, St Magnus Bay Hotel.
They’re usually in fancy dress…
The wheels on the bus go round and round…
…but sometimes they’re not.
And sometimes they make people think swimming out to things in the middle of the sea for no reason is a good idea.
10. Sun’s just come out? Woah! Let’s go buy so many of these that the supermarkets have none left of!
Disclaimer: disposable barbecues may take half an hour to light because of the breeze. And by then the bloody sun has probably gone.
14. And those who want something a tad healthier go wild for strawberries from the island of Yell.
Shetland’s lesser-spotted strawbs – catch ‘em whilst you can.
15. Summer’s the only time of the year you can admire the spectacular cliff views without fear of being blown over the edge
And last year saw the first Glusstonberry festival be held in a place called Gluss.
Like Glastonbury, Glusstonberry would happily book Metallica. But they’re a bit expensive, so local rock covers band Stallions of the Highway will have to do.