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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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  • 03Dec

    The Mystery of the Three Kirks

    A small sandstone altar found recently at Eshaness has sparked a mystery at the Shetland Museum and Archives. Shetland Amenity Trust staff were preparing the altar for exhibition at the Museum when they discovered that the sandstone was not in fact from Shetland.

  • 27Nov

    Businesses and Communities Redd Up Remote Areas

    With marine industries and land owners realising the benefits of making positive change, this year saw a large increase in the number of remote areas cleared through Da Voar Redd Up.

  • 14Nov

    The Vikings are coming - prepare for a spectacular audio visual theatrical performance

    Shetland Amenity Trust is delighted to announce that the international Follow the Vikings Roadshow is coming to Shetland on Saturday 24th November. Celebrations will begin with a Family Fun Day at the Shetland Museum and Archives from 10.30am to 4pm, followed by a unique contemporary show portraying Viking heritage in Mareel from 7.30pm.

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