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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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  • 17Sep

    Archaeologist gather from across the world to discuss Shetland’s Archaeology

    This Friday sees the start of a weekend symposium where the future Shetland’s past will be the main focus.  The symposium will consider what archaeologists now know about Shetland from the time when people first settled here through to recent times, and what the key questions are for the future.

  • 17Sep

    Sumburgh Head Café to re-open

    The popular café at Sumburgh Head is set to re-open this week.  The café suffered extensive water damage earlier in the season as water leaked in through the spectacular curved windows.  Repair works are now complete and Katja Stübiger of ‘Katja’s Cakes’ will be running a pop-up café for the remainder of the season.

  • 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.

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…