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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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  • 05Nov

    Shetland Amenity Trust Appoints Head of Engagement

    The Shetland Amenity Trust is delighted to announce that after a thorough and independent recruitment process conducted by external consultants, Sandy Middleton has been appointed to the position of Head of Engagement.

  • 03Nov

    Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant Closure

    Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant, in the Shetland Museum and Archives, has closed in the face of recent, very challenging trading conditions. The decision was taken with regret, but the business is not currently profitable.

  • 21Aug

    Peerie Boat Week Proves Popular

    Shetland Amenity Trust have released details of the numbers of visitors to the Peerie Boat Week event last week and are pleased with the turnout and public feedback on the miniature maritime festival.

Online Shop

Our Shetland Heritage Shop offers a range of products specially selected for their quality and relevance to the islands’ heritage and culture.