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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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  • 16Jul

    Shetland Nature Festival enjoys a bumper year

    The Shetland Nature Festival came to a close this weekend after a 9 day action packed programme. Shetland Amenity Trust run the annual festival and this year the programme was bigger than ever before with over 70 events throughout Shetland.

  • 16Jul

    Shetland Ponies: Choosing the best from the rest

    The Shetland Pony is iconic around the world and will be the focus of a week long celebration of the breed this July culminating in the Shetland Pony Stud-Book Society annual Breed Show. This is only the second time the show has ever been held in Shetland, the last one over ten years ago in 2009. In celebration of the event, the Shetland Museum and Archives are working with the Pony Breeders of Shetland Association (PBSA) to put on an exhibition about Shetland Pony shows and their history.

  • 02Jul

    Shetland Nature Festival starts this weekend

    Shetland Nature Festival kicks off this weekend with Coasteering, open days at Noss and Sumburgh Head, family activities, guided walks, a talk on Seabirds by Will Miles, croft tours, botanical drawing classes, and much, much more. The Nature Festival starts this Saturday at Noss and concludes next weekend in Unst.

Shetland UNESCO Global Geopark

From the highest sheer cliffs in Britain to the best ‘hands on’ exposure of the Great Glen Fault, Shetland is packed with an incredibly varied geology spanning almost 3 billion years. Find out more…