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 15 February 2015 at Kaitoke Regional Park, Upper Hutt from 2pm.

Come and enjoy time together at a classic picnic with old-time races and activities for all ages. Races and activities begin at 2.30pm. Come prepared to barbeque afterwards.

For more details and a map click here


On the 16th of August we will be celebrating Shetland knitting and textiles in a display for Society members and invited groups. Traditional Fair Isle and lace knitting will be the main focus, but we will also feature textile items bought in Shetland more recently, and items made by Society members.

Anyone with a particular interest in this event will be welcome to attend. More information will follow in the coming months.


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