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 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.

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  • Shetland Heritage Book Shop 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.

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  • New UNESCO programme recognises the UK’s seven ‘Global Geoparks’ 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.

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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.

  • 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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downloads  

Shetland Heritage Brochure Download

A variety of brochures are available to download.

Browse our downloads section