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

Our next event is the our Anniversary Lunch and AGM which will be held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, cnr Stoke and Hanson Streets, Newtown on Sunday 15 September 2019 at 12.30 for 1.00pm start.

The lunch will be a 3-course meal catered by 'The Pines'. The cost is $28 per person to be paid in advance, either by cheque to PO Box 2163, Wellington, or direct credit to the Society's account - contact  for account details. RSVP to this email or to the President by phone by 8 September 2019.

The lunch will be followed by the Society's Annual General Meeting at 2.30pm. Please send items for the AGM agenda and nominations for the committee to the Secretary by 8 September 2019 at - new committee members will be most welcome.

The Society's Library Collection will be available for browsing and borrowing during the afternoon, and there will also be some Fair Isle knitwear items for sale by silent auction with the proceeds going to the Watermill Restoration Project at the Shetland Dunrossness Crofthouse Museum.


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