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 Society event is the Anniversary Lunch followed by our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18 September 2016 in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, Newtown, Wellington. Be there at 12.30pm for 1pm start for lunch, which will be a 3 course meal catered by The Pines at a cost of $27 per person to be paid in advance (contact Jane Dowson on 04 971 4096 or by email to by 11 September 2016).

The AGM will be held after the lunch at 2.30pm. Nominations for Committee and items for AGM agenda close with the Secretary 10 September 2016 -

Meet up with your Shetland friends as you enjoy delicious food. It is also an opportunity to browse and borrow from our library collection.


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