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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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  • 08Oct

    Seasonal Opening times change for key Visitor Attractions

    Shetland Amenity Trust have announced that their key Visitor Attractions at Sumburgh Head, Old Scatness Broch & Iron Age Village and the Crofthouse Museum are all now closed for the Winter season. The Shetland Museum and Archives remains open with reduced hours.

  • 08Oct

    Fair Isle Friday Fun

    Last Friday, 4th October 2019, saw the launch of ‘Fair Isle Friday’ as part of the Shetland Wool Week 10th year celebrations.  People across the world wore their Fair Isle to mark the event and shared the pictures on Social Media.  Lots of local organisations and businesses got involved posting pictures online using #SWWFairIsleFriday. 

  • 01Oct

    Wool Week tutor helping to change lives in India

    Young Shetland knitwear designer and Wool Week tutor Terri Malcolmson is travelling to southern India next week to teach fair isle knitting to women in the Tamil Nadu province.  The two-week trip is part of an initiative to provide women in rural areas with the skills to gain sustainable, well-paid employment.

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…