Shetland Wool Week
Shetland Wool Week was established in 2010, and is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands. Shetland wool is a world class natural fibre, with a long standing reputation for quality, strength and excellence from the fleece to the textile products. Shetland knitwear has a deserved respect gained from many generations of hard working knitters and crofters producing some of the finest lace and Fair Isle knitwear. and continues to grow each year with an increasing worldwide following.
Campaign for Wool. Since then the event has gone from stregth to strength, attracting 500 registered members and around 700 participants in 2017, the majority of whom travel to these islands from far afield.Shetland Amenity Trust helped to arrange the first Wool Week in Shetland in October 2010, following the national event organised by the
Shetland Wool Week includes a number of other partners from all areas of Shetland's wool and textile community, who work together to put on an extensive programme of events and activities throughout the week. Visitors travel to Shetland from as far afield as Australia, USA, Canada andRussia.