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 last Society function for 2018 will be the Children's Christmas Party and Members' Afternoon Tea on Sunday 2 December at the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, cnr Hanson and Stoke Streets, Newtown, Wellington, from 2.30-5.00pm.

$5 per member. Please register your attendance with the Secretary by phone at 234 6952 or email

Children (up to 12 years of age) of financial members will receive a gift from Santa. Please register by Monday 19 November 2018.

The library will be available for browsing and stocking up on holiday reading.


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