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Our mission is to safeguard, enhance, and promote Shetland's heritage, ensuring it is accessible to be enjoyed by all.

Shetland Amenity Trust constantly strives to preserve and enhance everything that is distinctive about Shetland's cultural and natural heritage, promoting access to it whether physical or intellectual.

The Trust was created in 1983 and has since delivered an extensive range of high quality heritage and culture projects, in partnership with a range of local, national and international agencies.

We continue to be pro-active in seeking new opportunities and identifying new funding sources, to further enhance the heritage and culture experience for local Shetland people and visitors to our islands.

We are part of a community which takes great pride and pleasure in our cultural and natural heritage, embracing traditions, dialect and our physical environment in all of our activities.

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  • 20Jul

    Help Restore Shetland’s Peatland

    To coincide with International ‘Bog Day’ the Shetland Amenity Trust is inviting people to get involved with the restoration of an area of Shetland bogland on Sunday 25 July. The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the valuable role peatlands play in tackling climate change and to take practical action in helping to protect these incredible carbon stores.

  • 29Jun

    Recruiting new Trustees

    Could you help lead Shetland’s heritage into the future?

  • 25May

    Scaled up efforts for rewilding project

    The Shetland Amenity Trust are delighted to be involved in this year’s rewilding project working together with the Lerwick Port Authority and Bell’s Brae Primary School. As well as supplying the trees, the Woodlands Team have provided advice and support on the planting as part of the Trust’s conservation and cultivation programme in the islands.

Sumburgh Head Cottage

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The self-catering cottage is sited within the complex of the lighthouse buildings, with breathtaking panoramic sea views, stunning sea birds and colourful blooms of summer wildflowers all metres away. It’s the perfect place for a staycation – a truly unique holiday away from it all.

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