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


Latest news.....


The Society's biggest event of the year is the Viking Ball, this year to be held on Saturday 28th May, from 7.00pm to 12.30am in the Indian Cultural Centre, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Everyone is welcome, members and non-members. Enjoy a buffet dinner, the Jarl's Procession of Vikings, and a night of modern, Scottish and ballroom dances to the music of two live bands - Duke Wellington and Schiehallion.

Early-bird tickets are available for only $60.00 if ordered and paid for by the 8th May. Contact Jane Dowson on (04)971-4096. Late sales $75.00.

See the poster advertising this great event here

Pre Ball Dance Classes

Two dance classes will be held on Friday 13th May and Friday 20th May at 7.30pm in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, cnr Stoke and Hanson Streets, Newtown. No need to book - just come along. Gold coin donation towards hall hire and light supper.


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