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Community / Heritage organisation seeks new trustees

Shetland Amenity Trust's main office in Lerwick.
Shetland Amenity Trust's main office at Garthspool in Lerwick.

SHETLAND Amenity Trust is looking for new trustees to help to lead the organisation and “shape the ways it cares for Shetland’s natural and cultural heritage”.

The trust is looking for a broad range of skills and experience rather than someone who is a heritage expert.

The amenity trust was formed in 1983 and it aims to safeguard, enhance and promote Shetland’s natural and cultural heritage, ensuring it is accessible and enjoyed by all.

Some of its activities include organising Da Voar Redd Up and managing the Shetland Museum and Archives, as well as operating Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and the Regional Archaeology service.

It also runs the popular Shetland Wool Week.

Acting chair of the board of trustees Alastair Hamilton said: “Becoming a trustee can be a hugely rewarding and valuable experience.

“The work of the trust is so diverse and interesting that we are always learning new things and developing new approaches.

“Enthusiasm for the work that the trust does is obviously important, but what we really need is people with a range of skills and experience who are passionate about making a difference for Shetland.”

The trust is considering moving the time and days of their meetings to better suit those who are working full-time or in education.

More information is available online.