The Shetland Society of Wellington is a group of people with a connection to, or interest in, the Shetland Islands.

 

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About the society

We get together regularly to celebrate the New Zealand-Shetland connection, provide information about Shetland to our members, and participate in community events to promote and celebrate Shetland’s culture, music and heritage.
shetland bbq Events
Check out our Events page to see what functions are coming up. Every year we hold a Picnic, Viking Ball, Local Outing, Mid-winter Foy, Anniversary Dinner, and Children’s Christmas Party/Members’ Afternoon Tea. 

Membership

We extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join us. Members get together regularly, receive a quarterly newsletter, and can borrow books relating to Shetland from our new library collection. You can apply for membership or email us for more information at membership@shetlandwellington.org.nz

 

Latest news.....

USEFUL LINK TO INFORMATION ON RESEARCHING YOUR SHETLAND FAMILY HISTORY

At our Family History Day in November 2014, Jo Lewthwaite gave a presentation "Shetland Forebears ... how to find them". A link to this useful presentation has been added to the Family History page (hover over History on the menu bar to see it) and then click the link on that page.

SHETLAND TEXILES AFTERNOON

On the 16th of August we will be celebrating Shetland knitting and textiles in a display for Society members and invited groups. Traditional Fair Isle and lace knitting will be the main focus, but we will also feature textile items bought in Shetland more recently, and items made by Society members.

Anyone with a particular interest in this event will be welcome to attend. More information will follow in the coming months.

 

THE SHETLAND ISLES
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 NEWS
The Shetland Times
 
The Shetland News

BACKGROUND
Shetland Family History Society

Shetland Museum & Archives

CULTURE
Shetland ForWirds

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Shetland Music

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