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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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  • 26Jan

    Business opportunity at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse

    We are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual or business to partner with us and take on the role of managing our unique holiday accommodation at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, comprising two self-catered cottages.

  • 05Jan

    A look back at 2021

    We look back on a challenging and busy year and how we have had to adapt and find new ways of working to preserve and promote Shetland’s natural and cultural heritage.

  • 18Nov

    Archaeology you must not miss!

    Shetland’s wealth of archaeological gems is an all too well-kept secret and visitors frequently ask which sites they really should see on a short trip. Here regional archaeologist, Val Turner, recommends the best places to visit.

Lighthouse Holidays

Book your 2022 stay now

Our self-catering accommodation offers a rare opportunity to stay in a historical and spectacularly situated lighthouse, with breathtaking panoramic sea views, a dramatic coastline and stunning sea birds all metres away. It’s the perfect place for a staycation – a truly unique holiday away from it all.

Click here for more details, availability and to book your stay.