Mareel's Recording Studio is an incredible space for Shetland's many talented musicians and visiting artists.

The hub of the recording studio at Mareel is the Control Room (3.5m x 5.7m) and Live Room (3.5m x 3.3m) with adjoining window, however due to the nature of the building, virtually any space can become a recording space. We also have the light and airy Green Room and the beautiful wood-lined Auditorium – one of the country’s largest recording spaces.

We have a unique combination of state of the art equipment and vintage/bespoke recording gear and can provide a range of high quality backline, percussion, instruments, etc. We are also one of the few recording studios in the country to have a Steinway B grand piano

Shetland has a particularly vibrant music scene – regular traditional music sessions in the local pub, year-round festivals of Heavy Metal, Jazz, Blues and Folk and a surprising amount of visiting touring acts. Whether you want to immerse yourself in live music after a day in the studio or you need a last minute session musician, music is definitely all around.

The Shetland Islands are a perfect place to ‘get away from it all’ so you can concentrate completely on your project. We can offer residential packages to suit your taste and budget – from high class hotel to converted croft-house out in the wilds, cosy B&B or Lerwick’s 5-star youth hostel.

A wide range of local and national artists have recorded tracks in the studio - keep an eye on the Mareel Recording Studio Facebook page to keep up with the latest Recording Studio news!

Interested in booking the Recording Studio? Please contact Shetland Arts to discuss on 01595 743 843 or

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