Who can join?

Anyone with a connection to Shetland, or with an interest in Shetland and its people, is welcome to join our Society and participate in our activities.

Benefits of joining

Enjoy mixing with our members and having a good time at our regular social activities. Every year we hold a Picnic, Local Outing, Shetland Viking Dance evening, Mid-winter Foy, Anniversary Dinner, and Children’s Christmas Party/Members’ Afternoon Tea. We also participate in community events to promote and celebrate the New Zealand-Shetland connection. Find out more about the Society, Shetlanders in New Zealand, and the magic of Shetland through this website, quarterly newsletters, and a lending library of books relating to Shetland.

How to join?

1. Fill in the online application form and click on the link to send it (note Family membership is for two adults and their children under 19 years)


2. Print this form, fill in the details, and post it to the Society printable application form

You will then be contacted and given details for payment of the membership fee.

All applications for membership are subject to approval by the Management Committee of the Society.

If you have any questions you can email

We look forward to welcoming you to our Society.