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First Shetland Heritage Conference a great success

Published: 13 March 2023

Last weekend over 80 delegates took part in discussions to help us shape the future for Shetland’s local culture and heritage.  There were a number of presentations and group discussions which covered topics ranging from how we tell Shetland’s story to digital heritage.  Discussions often highlighted concern that aspects of our heritage may be at risk of being lost such as oral traditions, traditional crafts and our living heritage.  Shetland’s rare plants, breeds and crofting techniques were felt to be especially important to preserve and promote.

We were really grateful to Audrey Wilson from Scottish Council on Archives, Neil Ogilvy from Museum Galleries Scotland for their invaluable contributions.  We are proud to work alongside Shetland Heritage Association to deliver on the agreed outcomes from the day – which will include the formal launch of our culture and heritage network. 

Thanks to all who attended on the day.  We will be in touch soon with the information we promised we would share. 

If you would like to be involved in the new network please contact us.

The Shetland Heritage Conference was funded as part of our Scottish Government funded Island Heritage and Culture project, which sought to develop local projects directly linked to the heritage and culture of Shetland.