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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.

Fair Work
We have adopted the Fair Work principles.

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  • 21Feb

    We're hiring

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

  • 05Feb

    Shetland Amenity Trust celebrates Lerwick Up Helly Aa

    It was all go at the Shetland Amenity Trust last week as we celebrated Lerwick Up Helly Aa with a series of fiery events and extended opening times at our sites.

  • 05Feb

    A Fragment of Viking-Norse Life

    One of the results of years of peat-cutting in Shetland is that occasionally interesting objects are revealed. So it was the case in Foula, our western-most island located 25 miles (40km) from the Shetland mainland, and currently home to about 40 people.

Shetland Amenity Trust celebrates Lerwick Up Helly Aa

It was all go at the Shetland Amenity Trust last week as we celebrated Lerwick Up Helly Aa with a series of fiery events and extended opening times at Shetland Museum & Archives and also Sumburgh Head Lighthouse -which is not usually open during the winter.

Read more about our fiery celebrations...

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