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



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.
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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. 


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


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Our next event is the Anniversary Lunch and AGM, to be held on Sunday 14 September, at 12.30pm for 1.00pm start, at the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, cnr Stoke and Hanson Streets, Newtown. This will be a 3-course meal catered by 'The Pines'. Cost $25 per person.

Meet up with your Shetland friends as you enjoy delicious food. It is also an opportunity to view and borrow from our library. RSVP by 8 September 2014 to

The AGM of the Society will be held at 2.30pm following the Anniversary Lunch. Nominations for Committee and items for the AGM agenda close with the Secretary 1 September 2014


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