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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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  • 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.

  • 27Jul

    Shetland Amenity Trust hopes to take on graduates

    Shetland Amenity Trust, keen to explore the possibility of bringing graduates to live and work in the islands, is offering two graduate placements in key areas of its operations. These posts would be part of the ScotGrad Programme and would be part-funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.

  • 24Jul

    Peerie Boat Week Programme now online

    Shetland Amenity Trust have published the first details of the Peerie Boat Week programme online this morning ahead of the maritime festival next month. The printed programme, sponsored by Serco NorthLink Ferries, will be available shortly.

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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.