The Shetland Society of Wellington is a group of people with a connection to, or interest in, the Shetland Islands.

 

Vikings

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, Shetland Viking Dance evening, Local Outing, Mid-winter Foy, Anniversary Dinner, and Children’s Christmas Party/Members’ Afternoon Tea. 

Membership

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 contact@shetlandwellington.org.nz

 

Latest news

THE VIKING II PROJECT

Our Society is delighted we can support and promote a new and exciting venture to learn more about the genetic roots of many health conditions. Viking II is seeking 4000 volunteers - the only condition is that you must have at least two of your four grandparents from Shetland or Orkney.

Read a message about the Project from from our President, Peter Glensor here

To learn more about the Project and to volunteer click here

To see a lecture given by Prof Jim Wilson in Shetland to launch the Viking II Project click here

 

THE SHETLAND ISLES
Shetland Tourism, Webcams and Weather
 

 NEWS
The Shetland Times
 

BACKGROUND
Shetland Family History Society

Shetland Museum & Archives

CULTURE
Shetland ForWirds

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