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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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  • 29Oct

    Scalloway Museum foundations layed

    The mild weather this morning enabled the foundations for the Scalloway Museum extension to progress.

  • 23Sep

    Essential repairs commence on Nil Desperandum

    Following a successful request for volunteers by the Shetland Amenity Trust, essential repair work has begun at Hay’s Dock to the ex-seine netter boat Nil Desperandum.

  • 03Sep

    Geopark Shetland Educational August

    It’s been a great month for education in Geopark Shetland, as the Geobus arrived to run a series of workshops with High Schools in the islands. This is a free educational outreach project for schools developed and run by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews.

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