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Our mission is to safeguard, enhance, and promote Shetland's heritage, ensuring it is accessible to be enjoyed by all.

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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  • 27Feb

    Shetland Museum and Archives launches series of ‘Thursday Lates’ heritage talks

    Evenings celebrating Shetland’s rich culture and heritage will begin next month as Shetland Museum and Archives launches its programme of ‘Thursday Lates’ talks.

  • 27Feb

    Bairns on the Bog

    Our 2024 school visits have begun and we were delighted to be joined by the Aith Junior High School Primary 7 class for some Sphagnum moss planting last week in Tresta – they were a great help and it was a good chance for the bairns to find out more about the importance of peatlands and peatland restoration in Shetland.

  • 21Feb

    We're hiring

    Do you love Shetland’s natural and cultural heritage? If so we would love you to join our team.

'Thursday Lates' at the Shetland Museum

The Shetland Museum & Archives are hosting a series of evening talks which delve into Shetland's fascinating heritage. 

The first talk in the programme:

Thursday 7th March - The Last Days of the German Trade in Shetland and the Origins of a Shetland Merchant Class, 1697 -1712 with Brian Smith

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