Equality, inclusion and diversity

Our Commitment

The Shetland Museum and Archives is managed by the Shetland Amenity Trust on behalf of Shetland Islands Council and the Shetland Community.

Statement

The Shetland Amenity Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting all of Shetland’s heritage ensuring it is accessible and enjoyed by all

We commit to pro-actively:

  • support the Shetland heritage sector, acknowledging that our island’s history and heritage is an invaluable tool in fighting discrimination in all its forms;
  • facilitate anti-discrimination debate and discussion in the care of and access to our heritage collection;
  • seek and take care of the needs of an inclusive heritage workforce and audience;
  • continue to develop diverse and representative collections; and,
  • ask questions and challenge practices that support inclusion in all of its forms.

Policy and Action

The Shetland Amenity Trust has policies and action plans in place which are monitored and reviewed regularly to ensure we are proactivley pursing our equality, inclusion and diversity ambtions.

Equality, inclusion and diversity Blog Posts

From Shetland to Everest – 70 years on

To mark the 70th anniversary of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s expedition to the summit of Mount Everest a new display in the ...

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Coming soon: An evening with Craig Easton, Fisherwomen and Friends

Shetland Museum and Archives are hosting a special social evening to celebrate herring, heritage and art to coincide with the ...

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Fisherwomen exhibition is now open

It was a busy afternoon in Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum & Archives on Saturday (13 May) for the official opening of 'Fisherwomen' by ...

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Bold new photographic exhibition celebrates the significant role of women in the fishing industry

A compelling new photographic exhibition that pays homage to the integral role women have played in the fishing industry will open ...

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A Royal Display

To commemorate the Royal Coronation our curators have been working on a fascinating new display that shows objects that were worn or ...

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The Coronation

The Coronation of 2 June 1953 is a long way away now, in a vastly different world and culture. True, a major war was going on, but the ...

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Celebrating the Buggiflooer Beanie launch

What a buzz we had on Friday evening at the launch event of the new Shetland Week Patron Alison Rendall and her ...

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Our bog butter is going 'home' for the season!

Our bog butter is going 'home' for the season - and will be on display in the Old Haa, Yell as part of their summer exhibition about ...

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A tribute to Ian Bairnson

Ian Bairnson, who died on 7 April, was certainly one of the more remarkable people from Shetland, born here on 3 August 1953.

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Help shape the future of the past at Old Scatness

Shetland Amenity Trust is beginning to gather thoughts and views on the long-term future of Old Scatness and is inviting the public ...

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Research team examines Shetland's Hanseatic ceramic collection

During the global pandemic, we saw the impact that change and disruption caused to international trade and supply of goods, but it was ...

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Immersive new art installation pays tribute to Shetland’s wadmal

Shetland Museum and Archives continues its wide-ranging programme of exhibitions with the opening of a new art installation ...

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2023

As part of #ScottishApprenticeshipWeek2023 we wanted to shine a light on Jordan Clark, who is one of two staff currently working his ...

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First Shetland Heritage Conference a great success

Last weekend over 80 delegates took part in discussions to help us shape the future for Shetland’s local culture and heritage.  ...

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Celebrating World Book Day with Shetland's Oldest Known Book - Boece

For anyone who wants to read about Shetland, the archives is a good place to come.  Our book collection, we like to think, is perhaps ...

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