Launch of Website

12 January 2006

Shetland Hamefarin 2010 is pleased to announce the launch of its website,
The site gives an overview of Shetland’s highlights and linking websites in order for people to plan their trip to Shetland and gives details on the developing programme of activities that will be available in the summer of 2010 to celebrate the 50th anniversity of Hamefarin festivals.  
A very important part of the site allows users to register their interest in Hamefarin 2010 and gives people the opportunity to tell the committee what they would like to do whilst they are in Shetland. This feedback will allow the committee to prepare a fantastic festival that will be enjoyed by all participants. Registering your interest on the site will also allow participants to receive updates on the fesitval plans as the take shape.

There are many Shetlanders who have left to earn a living overseas over the last fifty years and this festival aims to provide an opportunity for people with Shetland connections to return and re-establish links with relatives and friends.
The importance of people’s heritage and roots can be seen through the formation of many “Shetland Societies” which have sprung up around the world to keep links with our islands. In fact, in New Zealand, the Shetland Friendship Society is already planning their return trip in 2010.
Shetland Hamefarin 2010 committee Chairman, Convenor Sandy Cluness said “ We look forward to welcoming all visitors to Shetland for this event. We hope that everyone who is interested in the Hamefarin will register their interest with the site and from there we will be able to build a exciting programme of events to make this a spectalar homecoming for all those with Shetland links from around the world”.