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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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  • 15Jan

    Welcoming tenders for Hay’s Dock Café

    Do you have what it takes to deliver a great café offering in a 5 star Visitor Attraction? We work hard to feed the imagination of all our visitors at Shetland Museum and Archives - up to 90,000 of them per year - but sometimes they need something more. We are inviting tenders for the operation of our in-house café ‘Hay’s Dock Café’ for the period of 1 year.

  • 18Dec

    Museum loses a treasure

    Shetland Museum and Archives lost one of its greatest treasures last week as member of staff Cathy Hallett retired. Cathy has been a Visitor Services Assistant at the Museum since its opening in 2007 when she welcomed Queen Sonja of Norway and the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay to our Museum.

  • 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.

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…