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Trustee applications welcomed!

Published: 08 March 2018

Shetland Amenity Trust is still looking to recruit some new trustees.

Since its establishment in 1983, the Shetland Amenity Trust has vigorously pursued a range of activities in order to achieve its charitable objects, which focus on the conservation and improvement of Shetland’s built, natural and cultural heritage and the improvement of public access to, and understanding of, that heritage.  Much of this work has been undertaken in partnership with local, national and international agencies and the trust has attracted many millions of pounds in external funding, generating jobs and incomes in Shetland. 

Among its functions, the trust:

  • operates the Shetland Museum and Archives by agreement with Shetland Islands Council
  • welcomes thousands of visitors to Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and, in partnership with the RSPB, to their reserve
  • provides the archaeological service for Shetland
  • runs the Shetland Biological Records Centre
  • undertakes work to keep Shetland's environment as clean as possible, including organising Da Voar Redd-Up
  • records place-names
  • operates Britain's most northerly woodlands service
  • manages the UNESCO-recognised Shetland Geopark
  • runs events such as Shetland Wool Week
  • is involved in restoring eroded peatland

    and more.

We strongly recommend that, when considering whether or not to apply, you read the guidance on the role of charity trustees available on the website of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (www.oscr.org.uk).

For an application pack, please e-mail catrina.carter@shetlandamenity.org or telephone Catrina Carter on 01595 694688.  For more information about the trust’s activities, please browse our website.