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Many events organised by Trust staff are held in the award winning Shetland Museum and Archives. This stunning building makes an excellent venue for a range of events, in addition to presenting an ever changing array of workshops, lectures and activities as part of the day to day service.

See details of Shetland Museum and Archives Events.

  • Shetland Wool Week 2020

    Shetland Wool Week 2020 26 September to 04 October

    Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain's most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands.

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  • Shetland Boat Week 2020

    Shetland Boat Week 2020 01 August to 09 August

    A week long celebration of Shetland's outstanding maritime heritage. Shetland Boat Week 2020 will take place from Saturday 1st August to Sunday 9th August.

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  • Shetland Nature Festival 2020

    Shetland Nature Festival 2020 04 July to 25 July

    A celebration of Shetland's outstanding nature and wildlife with something for everyone. Shetland Nature Festival 2020 - Saturday 4th to Saturday 25th July

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  • Up Helly Aa 2020

    Up Helly Aa 2020 26 January to 31 January

    Sumburgh Head, Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village and Shetland Museum and Archives opening for Up Helly Aa 2020

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  • Shetland Wool Week 'Fair Isle Friday'

    Shetland Wool Week 'Fair Isle Friday' 04 October to 04 October

    On Friday 4th October, Shetland Wool Week will be launching ‘Shetland Wool Week Fair Isle Friday’. The aim is for this to be an annual event celebrating and raising the profile of Fair Isle design and Shetland’s textile heritage by encouraging people to ‘wear and share’ their Fair Isle and to decorate their workplaces, schools and businesses with the distinctive pattern.

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  • Shetland Wool Week 2019

    Shetland Wool Week 2019 28 September to 06 October

    Shetland Wool Week 2019 will be the tenth year of this well established and incredibly popular celebration of Shetland sheep and textiles.

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  • Sumburgh Head Tour Guide Training

    Sumburgh Head Tour Guide Training 22 September to 22 September

    Shetland Amenity Trust is offering tour guides in Shetland the opportunity to undertake site specific training for Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve/

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  • Peatland Action Day

    Peatland Action Day 20 September to 20 September

    To coincide with the Global Climate strike this Friday, 20th September, the Shetland Amenity Trust are inviting everyone to come along and take some practical action on climate change. The Trust has organised a peatbog restoration day where you can learn about the valuable role peatlands play in tackling climate change and to get involved in restoring these incredible carbon stores.

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  • Shetland Nature Festival 2019

    Shetland Nature Festival 2019 06 July to 14 July

    The Shetland Nature Festival is now a firm fixture in Shetland’s summer calendar and attracts locals and visitors alike.

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  • Public Drop-in - have your say

    21 May to 21 May

    Shetland Amenity Trust is looking to the future of Shetland’s natural and cultural heritage and the future work of the Trust itself.   They are now asking for feedback from groups, organisations and individuals on what the priorities should be for the Trust in the coming years.

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  • Old Scatness Tour Guide Training

    Old Scatness Tour Guide Training 16 April to 16 April

    Shetland Amenity Trust is offering tour guides in Shetland the opportunity to undertake site specific training for Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village.

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