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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.

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  • 19May

    National Moth Night

    Keep your eyes open - as it's National Moth Night! This event organised by Butterfly Conservation, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Atropos is an annual celebration of moth recording in the UK. It runs from May 19th-21st and everyone is encouraged to record any moths they see.

  • 18May

    Introduced Plants in Shetland

    Around a third of the species of flowering plants that one might come across in the Shetland countryside are not native to the islands. That’s a staggering 300 or so species that were deliberately, or accidentally, brought into Shetland by humans! For 'Invasive Species Week' we hear from Paul Harvey, our Natural Heritage Project Officer, who focuses on introduced plants in Shetland.

  • 17May

    Visualising Shetland’s Iron Age

    Three of Shetland’s most prestigious archaeological monuments will be brought to life next week on 26 & 27 May at the Shetland Museum and Archives with the launch of interactive iBook Shetland in the Iron Age, together with a series of talks from five visiting archaeologists.

Summer Nature Events 2022

Join us this summer and experience Shetland's unique and amazing natural heritage. Our event programme will take place throughout Shetland from June to September and includes everything from guided walks to family days out, children’s activities and training courses, there's something for everyone.

The programme is available now - view full event details and book your tickets.