About our site

Shetland Heritage Shop is operated by Shetland Amenity Trust.

Shetland Amenity Trust is a Charitable Trust set up in 1983 to conserve and enhance Shetland's heritage.

Shetland Amenity Trust is a registered Scottish charity, No: SC017505 whose VAT number is 716843912. The registered office address is: Garthspool, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0NY. This website is the sole property of and operated by Shetland Amenity Trust.

The main physical shop, and order processing is based at Shetland Museum and Archives, which opened in May 2007. The new building showcases Shetland Museum and Archives collections as well as acting as the hub for natural and cultural heritage, engaging and encouraging visitors to explore more fully Shetland’s unique attractions.

Our Heritage and Culture
The products for sale from our shop are inspired by the Shetland Museum and Archives collections, and reflect and celebrate Shetland’s unique culture and heritage.

We recognise that our heritage is part of our future as well as the past. With this in mind, we stock both contemporary and traditional designs, focusing on quality rather than quantity.

We are now delighted to offer our product via this on-line shop.

Supporting our Local Craft Makers
A core part of our approach is to encourage and assist local designers and craft producers in developing suitable quality products that appeal to our visitors. This results in a range of unique items and exclusive products.

Investing in the Local Community
Purchases from our shop help us to support and sustain our local craft industry, maintaining a valuable source of new local products into the future.