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 Christmas Tree" on December 1st 2019, 2.30pm to 5pm at the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, cnr Hanson and Stoke Streets, Newtown.

This is our Christmas celebration for our adult members and their children and grandchilren. Come and socialise with fellow members, and make some Christmas crafts together, with games, face painting and a visit by Santa.

Please register your attendance by Monday 18 November 2019 by emailing the secretary

Entry is $2 per member plus a plate of food to share for afternoon tea.


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