» Skip to content

Home » About Us » Shetland Heritage Publications

Shetland Heritage Publications

Heritage Publications Titles Heritage Publications TitlesZoomShetland has an incredibly rich heritage and culture, which requires more significant and lengthy coverage than can be delivered in leaflets and interpretive signage.

To address this, Shetland Amenity Trust initiated a publishing section, known as Shetland Heritage Publications, which has published a wealth of books in the last ten years covering Shetland life, nature and heritage.

The first title, Rare Plants of Shetland was published in 2002.  Following books include subjects such as storytelling and folklore, traditional recipes,archaeology, and history. 

A more recent publication is Love in Human Herts, Selected Poems of Vagaland - celebrating the work of T.A. Robertson, one of Shetland's best loved poets. Last published in book form in 1975, Robertson’s poetry has become increasingly unavailable. Love in Human Herts, a new selection of his work, contains thirty of Vagaland’s greatest poems and a glossary

One of our most popuar titles is the Shetland Wool Week Annual which is produced each year, containing Shetland knitwear patterns and heritage textiles features.
Another joint project with Wool Week was to produce a high quality publication of short stories about wool and textiles, written by Shetlanders.  The book was a perfect project for Shetland Heritage Publications, producing a real piece of Shetland history.

Shetland Heritage Publication titles can be purchased from local bookstores, and from the Shetland Heritage Shop.