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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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  • 16Sep

    Tackling Climate Change through healthy Peatlands

    To coincide with the Global Climate strike this Friday, 20th September, the Shetland Amenity Trust are inviting everyone to come along and take some practical action on climate change. The Trust has organised a peatbog restoration day where you can learn about the valuable role peatlands play in tackling climate change and to get involved in restoring these incredible carbon stores.

  • 20Aug

    Shetland Wool Week Stories Competition

    Shetland Wool Week celebrates its tenth year this Autumn and with more people than ever booked on classes, tours and activities it is set to be the biggest and best yet.  As part of the celebrations the Wool Week team are collecting stories from the people who have been part of Wool Week over the years - from participants to patrons, tutors to tea makers, communities to crofters. 

  • 13Aug

    Huge support for Shetland Boat Week 2019

    Shetland Boat Week came to a close this weekend after a week long celebration of our maritime heritage. The Boat Week team welcomed over 500 people to Hay’s Dock each day with a range of people getting involved from toddlers to teenagers, and seasoned sailors to those who have never been on a boat before.

Shetland UNESCO Global Geopark

From the highest sheer cliffs in Britain to the best ‘hands on’ exposure of the Great Glen Fault, Shetland is packed with an incredibly varied geology spanning almost 3 billion years. Find out more…