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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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  • 07Feb

    Shetland Amenity Trust celebrates the return of Lerwick Up Helly Aa

    It was so good to have Lerwick UHA back after two long years and welcome visitors from near and far to our sites at the Shetland Museum & Archives, Old Scatness Broch and Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, the latter two of which are not usually open during the winter.

  • 30Jan

    The ‘Harriet’ unveiling honours phenomenal fundraising effort

    Last night saw the official unveiling of the ‘Harriet’ portrait at a civic ceremony at Shetland Museum and Archives (Sunday 29 January) by renowned portrait artist Stuart Pearson Wright, as he presented his painting at the museum in front of invited guests.

  • 24Jan

    New watercolour exhibition at Da Gadderie inspired by the Shetland landscape

    Shetland Museum and Archives will be unveiling a contemporary art exhibition in its Gadderie space this weekend that is inspired by the extremes of Shetland’s landscape. The exhibition which comprises almost 40 watercolours is called ‘Clear Sight’ and features the recent work of award-winning, Shetland-based artist, Peter Davis, who has worked using the medium of watercolour throughout his art career.

UHA roundup - a busy week celebrating the return of the festival

It was so good to have Lerwick Up Helly Aa back after two long years and welcome visitors from near and far to our sites at the Shetland Museum & ArchivesOld Scatness Broch and Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, the latter two of which are not usually open during the winter.

Read the full roundup here...

 

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