Shetland Vikings Visit The Spanish Butcher


This time last week, The Spanish Butcher got a taste of some Scottish history when we were joined by some unexpected, yet exciting visitors!

A squad of Shetland Vikings joined us for some well-earned, refreshing Muchacha Rosa cocktails before tucking into our outrageously good, dry-aged Galician beef. Reared from the famed Rubia Gallega cattle of Northern Spain and renowned for its buttery soft texture and rich, intense flavour, there wasn't a morsel left in sight! It’s safe to say, these Vikings were not disappointed with their meal.

They joined us ahead of the Follow the Vikings Festival this September, which will be held to celebrate Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. Held over two weekends, the festival is due to take place in Unst, Britain’s most northerly island and one of the Vikings first landing places in the North Atlantic and in Lerwick, Shetland’s capital.

Visitors can expect re-enactments of Viking combat and a re-creation of Viking life, ensuring an educational and enjoyable day out for the whole family.

A huge thanks to Visit Scotland for getting us involved in such an exciting project and as for the Vikings, we hope to see you back very soon....