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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On Sunday 20th September we will be getting together for our annual Anniversary Lunch, followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

We will gather at 12.30 for 1.00pm start at the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall. Lunch will be a 3 course meal catered by "The Pines". The cost is $25 per person, to be paid in advance either by cheque to PO Box 2163, Wellington, or direct credit to the Society's account. Please RSVP to Jane Dowson link by 14 September 2015, and to get details of the Society's account number.

The library collection will be available for browing and borrowing. The AGM will follow lunch at 2.30pm.


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