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Recruiting new Trustees

Published: 29 June 2021

The Shetland Amenity Trust is seeking new Trustees to help lead the Trust and shape the ways it cares for Shetland’s natural and cultural heritage. 

The Trust was established in 1983 and its purpose is to safeguard, enhance and promote Shetland’s natural and cultural heritage, ensuring it is accessible and enjoyed by all.  The Trust’s activities are wide-ranging, from organising Da Voar Redd Up to managing the Shetland Museum and Archives; operating Sumburgh Head Lighthouse to providing the Regional Archaeology service; planting woodlands to restoring peatlands; co-ordinating Shetland Wool Week to running the Biological Records Centre.

Alastair Hamilton, Chair of the Board of Trustees said, “The work of the Trust is diverse and interesting.  We want to play our part in ensuring that Shetland’s quality of life is the best it can be, and we’re keen to develop new approaches.  The work of a Trustee has its challenges but can be hugely rewarding and valuable.  Enthusiasm for the work that the Trust does is obviously important, but you do not need to be a heritage expert to apply.  We’re looking for a broad range of skills and experience, along with a desire to make a real difference for Shetland.”

More information about becoming a Trustee, and how to apply, is available at https://www.shetlandamenity.org/vacancies.   Applications need to be submitted no later than Monday 9 August 2021.