Shetland Links

Shetland.org

The official gateway site to Shetland.
www.shetland.org

Shetland Amenity Trust

A charitable trust set up to preserve Shetland’s natural and cultural heritage. Includes contacts and a list of activities and sites.
www.shetland-heritage.co.uk/amenitytrust

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.
www.shetlandartsandcrafts.co.uk

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.
www.blue-sky-studio.com  

Island Trails

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

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.
www.shetlandgeotours.com  

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

Shetland's story starts here...
www.shetland-museum.org.uk

Shetland Music

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

Shetland News

A daily news and current affairs digest.
www.shetland-news.co.uk

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 Wildlife

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

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.
www.text-isles.com

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

Undiscovered Scotland

The main Shetland page on the Undiscovered Scotland website. Includes information on accommodation, activities attractions, and featured pages on local areas and points of interest.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/areashet/index.html

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.