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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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  • 11Aug

    It's raining ... moths!

    Monday was ‘magical moth’ day at Boddam, a partnership event between Shetland Amenity Trust and The Shetland Community Wildlife Group. The wet, windy weather did little to put people off and over a dozen folk descended on Boddam to check out moth traps set the night before.

  • 09Aug

    Tickets to Shetland Wool Week 2022 go live on Wednesday

    The much-anticipated tickets to this year’s Shetland Wool Week will go live on Wednesday 10 August at 2.00pm.

  • 27Jul

    Hunting Hawkweeds

    July is the month that Shetland’s hawkweeds flower. Natural Heritage Officer, Paul Harvey tells us how they're so much more than a dandelion.

Summer Nature Events 2022

Join us this summer and experience Shetland's unique and amazing natural heritage. Our event programme will take place throughout Shetland from June to September and includes everything from guided walks to family days out, children’s activities and training courses, there's something for everyone.

The programme is available now - view full event details and book your tickets.