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.
shetland bbq Events
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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Garden Party

Our next event is a Garden Party which will be held, wet or fine, on Sunday 18 March 2018 from 12.30pm in Waikanae. Please contact the Secretary at for details of the address and how to get there.

Please bring along: your meat for the BBQ, a salad or dessert to share, something to drink, your own picnic pack of plate mug and cutlery, a chair, and rug if desired.

A large selection of books from the library will be available for browsing and borrowing. There are walks which can be taken beside the Waikanae River, or even take a swim nearby.


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