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

  • Viking Unst Summer Opening Viking Unst Summer Opening

    The Viking Unst site at Brook Point will open this weekend for Living History demonstrations and to give details about the Viking Unst Project.

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  • Archaeology Artefacts Return Archaeology Artefacts Return

    Over 100,000 archaeological artefacts have been returned to Shetland for inclusion in the Recognised Archaeology Collection of Shetland Museum and Archives, thanks to the assistance of Serco Northlink Ferries.

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  • Taatit Rugs Exhibition Taatit Rugs Exhibition

    The new exhibition opening in Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum and Archives this weekend is the culmination of two years of research into the intriguing and beautiful taatit rugs: the pile bedcovers of Shetland.

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

  • Wild Flowers

    Wild Flowers

    A wealth of wild flowers can be seen in Shetland during summer months

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  • Sea Birds

    Sea Birds

    During the summer months Shetland plays host to over a million breeding seabirds

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Shetland Heritage Brochure Download

A variety of brochures are available to download.

Browse our downloads section