Shetland Amenity Trust
Shetland Arts and Crafts
Inspired by Shetland's dramatic scenery, heritage and culture, Shetland Arts and Crafts producers offer a unique range of woodcraft, knitwear and textiles, fancy goods, fashion and home accessories, gifts, and fine art. The diverse collection ranges from the islands' traditional designs of knitwear and woodcrafts, which have been handed down through generations, to the more modern and highly original designs and craft items.
Blue Sky Studio
Fancy creating some truly unique mementos of your trip to Shetland? Blue Sky Studio run weekend long residential mixed media art workshops for people of all abilities. Amy and Eve will take you out and about in small groups to explore, draw and paint Shetland's natural and built landscapes. Emphasis is on expression, improving confidence and technique and having fun. All materials, tuition, accommodation and delicious meals are provided.
Discover Shetland with Island Trails, owned by experienced tour guide and nationally renowned story-teller Elma Johnson. Let Elma and her team show you Shetland and take you to the places your ancestors once lived. Whether it's Lerwick or a remote crofting township a tour with Island Trails will bring to life the past and entertain you with stories old and new. As the hamefarin approaches look out for details of Elma's "In aboot da night" an evening of traditional story telling, music and dancing. A unique experience offering the best of Shetland hospitality and culture.
Shetland Geotours offer guided tours or walks with an emphasis on the diverse geology, landscapes and archaeology of Shetland as well as giving you the chance of close encounters with some wonderful wildlife. Daily tours for groups and individuals will be available during the Hamefarin and throughout the summer.
Shetland Heritage Association
A fantasic new website highlighting the unique network of voluntary groups which has become established throughout Shetland. Some 36 member organisations comprises of local history groups, independent museums and heritage centres and specialist interest groups, such as textiles, crofting, dialect, storytelling, family history and the Norwegian connection.www.shetlandheritageassociation.com/index.php
Shetland Islands Council
The homepage of the most northerly local authority in the United Kingdom. Includes services, transport information, statistics and links.www.shetland.gov.uk
Shetland Museum & Archives
Information about the people, places and events that have shaped, and continue to shape, Shetland's unique, authentic and dynamic musical scene. A point of information and contact for all things musical in Shetland.www.shetland-music.com
The New Shetlander
Reputedly Scotland's oldest literary magazine, published quarterly by Voluntary Action Shetland.
The Shetland Times
The Shetland Times publishes the islands' weekly newspaper. News and features added to the website daily.www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Shetland offers the best wildlife-watching in Scotland - FACT. Over a million breeding seabirds, the highest density of Otters in Europe, regular sightings of Killer Whales and superb displays of rare sub-arctic flora. Shetland Wildlife's award-winning holidays offer everything from fully guided wildlife weeks and long weekends, dedicated birdwatching holidays plus photographic, walking and insight holidays. Visit their extensive website
or call 01950 422483 for a choice of over 30 holidays!www.shetlandwildlife.co.uk
Text-Isles are a collective of contemporary Shetland textile designers who work together to promote the Shetland textile industry. They form an active, unified and creative group who’s aims are to actively promote contemporary Shetland textiles nationally and internationally, bringing global attention to its uniqueness.
The Tall Ships Races 2011 Lerwick
Lerwick looks forward to welcoming the fleet of The Tall Ships Races in July 2011. Shetland is world renowned for its hospitality, its excellent music and its maritime heritage, making Lerwick a first-class port for The Tall Ships Races. Over four days from 21 to 24 July 2011, crews, locals and visitors will have the opportunity to sample the best of Shetland’s culture within the intimate setting of Lerwick harbour. www.tallshipsraceslerwick.com
The Hamefarin Committee is keen to link with websites that promote Shetland's identity, particularly sites that will help hamefarers to enjoy their stay in Shetland. Decisions on requests for website links will be taken by the Hamefarin Committee based on this criteria.