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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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  • 12Nov

    2014 Shetland Environmental Awards Presented

    2014 Shetland Environmental Awards Presented. Shetland Amenity Trust hosted the Shetland Environmental Awards at a ceremony held in the Museum and Archives today. The awards acknowledged twelve local environmental projects demonstrating sustainability, innovation and best practice.

  • 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.

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