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We are seeking new trustees

Published: 31 July 2020

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.  You do not need to be a heritage expert to apply, as the Trust is looking for a broad range of skills and experience.

Established in 1983, the Trust’s mission is to safeguard, enhance and promote Shetland’s natural and cultural heritage, ensuring it is accessible and enjoyed by all.  The Trust’s activities range 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, Acting Chair of the Board of Trustees said, “Becoming a Trustee can be a hugely rewarding and valuable experience.  The work of the Trust is so diverse and interesting that we are always learning new things and developing new approaches.  Enthusiasm for the work that the Trust does is obviously important, but what we really need is people with a range of skills and experience who are passionate about making a difference for Shetland.”

The Trustees have successfully moved their meetings online during the Covid-19 pandemic and are also looking at moving the time and days of their meetings to better suit those who are working full-time or in education.

More information about becoming a Trustee, and how to apply, is available at  www.shetlandamenity.org/become-a-trustee