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In pictures: Shetland's 'woolly invasion'

Shetland has enjoyed a "woolly invasion" as people from all over the world have flocked to the island to celebrate the 10th year of Shetland's Wool Week.

People in hats Image copyright Sophie Whitehead-Robertson

A hat design, featuring sheep and fishing boats, has been recreated by scores of knitters for the event.

Man in hat Image copyright Shetland Amenity Trust

The Roadside Beanie design was created by wool expert Oliver Henry, who has lived in Shetland all his life.

Couple in hats Image copyright Shetland Wool Week

His sketches were interpreted into a pattern by designer Sandra Manson and made available to attendees of the event.

Knitted items on display Image copyright Sophie Whitehead-Robertson

More than 400 events, exhibitions, and tours were organised throughout Shetland, celebrating its wool industry, crofting and the local community.

Ponies in blankets Image copyright Frances Taylor/Thordale

The week includes Fair Isle Friday - a day to wear and celebrate Fair Isle knitwear.

People in hats Image copyright Shetland Wool Week

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