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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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  • 17Jul

    2018 Shetland Nature Festival Programme Launched

    Shetland Amenity Trust, in partnership with RSPB Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage is delighted to announce that the programme for the 2018 Shetland Nature Festival has now been published online, with tickets available to book now. This year the Festival will run from Saturday 28th July to Sunday 5th August inclusive.

  • 16Jul

    Peerie Boat Week Programme to launch in July

    Shetland Amenity Trust, organisers of the 2018 Shetland maritime festival are preparing to announce full programme details shortly for the August event.

  • 04May

    The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2018

    Five hundred years after the dazzling genius of Hans Holbein, a painting by one of the greatest portraitists of all time can now be seen in Shetland.

Online Shop

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