What is “Simmer Dim”?

Posted on 14 January, 2011 9:04 am

On Thursday we asked:

What is known as the ‘simmer dim’ in Shetland? a. sheep-shearing b. Viking festival c. midsummer?

The answer is “midsummer”.


If you were asked this question while playing Scottish Quest, you’d notice a black dot next to the question on the card.

This indicates that there’s further information available about this question in The Quest booklet which came with your game.

Locate the question and you’ll find a paragraph of explanation to the answer:

The ‘simmer dim’ is celebrated in Shetland with the daylight stretching well into the late evening on account of the islands’ location so far north.

And doesn’t it look beautiful?

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