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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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  • 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.

  • 20Apr

    Vikings Discovered in Sandwick

    Hints of two new Viking sites have recently come to light in Sandwick, both made by sharp eyed young people, and both of which will be reported as Treasure Trove.

  • 16Apr

    Shetland Wool Week 2021 hat pattern launched

    The new Shetland Wool Week 2021 hat pattern released today

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