Welcome to Shetland Heritage

Welcome to the Shetland Heritage website, where you can learn much more about the cultural and natural heritage of the Shetland Islands, including information about each area and island, and plenty of downloadable brochures to use and enjoy.

News and events

  • The Shetland Boat: Lecture Live Online The Shetland Boat: Lecture Live Online

    Shetland Museum and Archives is set to broadcast its first live lecture online from the auditorium on Thursday 14th May. Marc Chivers will discuss the history, folklore and construction of Shetland Boats.

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  • Follow the Vikings Project Follow the Vikings Project

    Shetland Amenity Trust has been awarded €1.96 million from the EU Creative Europe Culture sub-programme for the project “Follow the Vikings”.

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  • Geopark Shetland Secures Project Funding Geopark Shetland Secures Project Funding

    Geopark Shetland is pleased to announce the success of a funding bid to the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme for the ‘Drifting Apart’ project, involving partners from Canada to Russia.

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Explore the islands

Shetland Attractions Map

Shetland has a wide variety of internationally renowned archaeological sites scattered throughout the islands. Take a look at our Shetland Map to see a selection of attractions.

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NATURAL HERITAGE

Find out about Shetland’s diverse natural heritage through its flora and fauna.

  • Sea Mammals

    Sea Mammals

    Shetland is home to a wide variety of sea mammals

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  • Seashores

    Seashores

    With around 1,500km of coastline, Shetland has something to offer most visitors

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downloads  

Shetland Heritage Brochure Download

A variety of brochures are available to download.

Browse our downloads section