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

  • 2016 Environmental Awards Launched 2016 Environmental Awards Launched

    The 28th Shetland Environmental Awards open for nominations today. Applications are invited for any environmental project completed during 2016.

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  • Shetland Boat Week Success Shetland Boat Week Success

    Organisers of the first Shetland Boat Week have hailed the festival as a success, after hundreds of people attended planned events and activities last week.

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  • Geophysical Surveys in Shetland Geophysical Surveys in Shetland

    Geophysicists from the University of Leeds, in collaboration with Shetland Amenity Trust, will be conducting surveys at Old Scatness and Sands of Sound this summer, to identify potential extensions to known archaeological sites.

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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.

  • Geology


    Shetland is packed with an incredibly varied geology spanning almost 3 billion years

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  • Seashores


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

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Shetland Heritage Brochure Download

A variety of brochures are available to download.

Browse our downloads section