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

  • 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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  • 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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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.

  • Sea Birds

    Sea Birds

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

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  • Wild Flowers

    Wild Flowers

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

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Shetland Heritage Brochure Download

A variety of brochures are available to download.

Browse our downloads section