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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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Winter weekend fundraiser as Sumburgh Head

3rd and 4th December 2022

Christmas is coming! Join us at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Visitor Centre as it opens for a winter weekend to kick off the festive season and raise money for a special cause.

Soak up the festive atmosphere with winter treats, including Katja’s famous stollen served in the Unken Café. There will be a range of activities to take part in, including Christmas crafts, a treasure hunt and bird trail. Find out more...