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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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  • 27Mar

    SHETLAND WOOL WEEK 2020 PATRON AND HAT PATTERN LAUNCHED

    The Shetland Wool Week patron for 2020 has been named today as Shetland knitwear designer, Wilma Malcolmson, who is internationally renowned for her skilfully blended Fair 

  • 17Mar

    Shetland Amenity Trust closes key sites

    The Shetland Museum and Archives and the Shetland Amenity Trust’s head offices at Garthspool, Lerwick have today closed to the public until further notice.  The upcoming seasonal opening of the Trust’s other sites at Sumburgh Head, the Crofthouse Museum, and Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village are also under review.

  • 10Mar

    Chair steps down from Shetland Amenity Trust

    Chair of the Shetland Amenity Trust Ruth Mackenzie has announced that she is stepping down from the role for health reasons.  Mrs Mackenzie joined the Trust in May 2016 and was appointed to the role of Chair of the Board in October 2017.

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