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 Future of the Shetland Boat
The Shetland Museum small open boat collection now has a new home, with purpose built, indoor storage and workshop space to ensure the precious, original craft are kept safe from the elements.
Shetland Heritage Book Shop
Shetland Amenity Trust is set to host a pop-up traditional style bookshop next weekend (28th & 29th November) to mark Book Week Scotland, with their range of Shetland heritage themed books.
New UNESCO programme recognises the UK’s seven ‘Global Geoparks’
UNESCO – the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture – has announced a new programme, which creates “UNESCO Global Geoparks.” This is the first new UNESCO designation of its kind to be established in over 40 years and puts Global Geoparks alongside UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Explore the islands
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.