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 Family History Afternoon, to be held on Saturday 1 November, from  1.00pm-4.30pm, at the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, cnr Stoke and Hanson Streets, Newtown.

There will be displays by members of their family history, a talk and handout on resources and researching, a "show and tell" of members' family history treasures, and a computer set up with the Shetland census CDs . The library collection will be available for browsing and borrowing, and afternoon tea will be provided.

Even if you are not currently researching your family history, this is a good opportunity to see and hear what others have done and are doing, browse the library and to enjoy the company of fellow members. The door charge is $5.

Members who would like to bring along a display, or an item for "show and tell" can contact the Secretary at


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