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2018 Shetland Nature Festival Programme Launched

Published: 17 July 2018

Fly Orchid taken by local naturalist, Jon Dunn, who will be giving a talk 'Orchid Summer - from Shetland to Scilly' during the Shetland Nature Festival. ​​

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.

The festival is now a firm fixture in Shetland’s summer calendar attracting locals and visitors alike. This year sees the majority of the events hosted at sites managed by the Trust – the Shetland Museum and Archives, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, the Crofthouse Museum and Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village. In addition to an exciting programme of evening talks and guided walks, there will be children’s activities, workshops, and coasteering and kayaking for the more adventurous. 

Natural Heritage Project Officer Paul Harvey said: “Once again we have tried for a schedule that has something for everyone. I am particularly pleased that some of Shetland top naturalists – Jon Dunn, Martin Heubeck, Richard Shucksmith and Jonathan Swale – have agreed to give talks covering a diverse range of wildlife subjects. This Festival also gives us an opportunity to showcase some of the Trust’s greatest assets.”  

While many events are held on a drop-in basis, some do require booking. The programme is now available download online and tickets can be booked at www.thelittleboxoffice.com/sat or by calling along the Shetland Amenity Trust office in Garthspool on 01595 694688 during office hours.