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Shetland Amenity Trust constantly strives to preserve and enhance everything that is distinctive about Shetland's cultural and natural heritage, promoting access to it whether physical or intellectual.

The Trust was created in 1983 and has since delivered an extensive range of high quality heritage and culture projects, in partnership with a range of local, national and international agencies.

We continue to be pro-active in seeking new opportunities and identifying new funding sources, to further enhance the heritage and culture experience for local Shetland people and visitors to our islands.

We are part of a community which takes great pride and pleasure in our cultural and natural heritage, embracing traditions, dialect and our physical environment in all of our activities.

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  • 19May

    Sumburgh Head Receives Five Star Award

    Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve has been awarded a Five Star Visitor Attraction rating following a recent inspection visit by Visit Scotland.

  • 14May

    Peatland Restoration Project Shortlisted for Award

    The peatland restoration project in the Cunningsburgh hills has been shortlisted for the 2015 Golden Plover Awards. The work has been carried out by Shetland Amenity Trust, Hazel and Kenneth McKenzie and local digger driver Sean MacKenzie and was funded by the SNH’s Peatland Action Fund.

  • 14May

    Scalloway School Redd Up at Burwick Beach

    Pupils, staff and volunteers from Scalloway School will return to Burwick Beach on Friday this week for the third year running to carry out the annual Redd Up. The work done during this Redd Up is followed up by work in the classroom and with local businesses to help tackle the marine litter problem.

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