The staff at Shetland Archives collect and care for public, personal and business records relating to Shetland, and facilitate access to the these for members of the public. Archive records can be parchment, paper, tape, film, digital files, photographs and much more.
The Archives are not a complete record of Shetland’s history, but new collections of papers, sound recordings and books are being received all the time.
Anyone is welcome to use the Archives Searchroom during opening times. No appointment is necessary and no charge is made for accessing materials held. A small fee will be charged for providing copies of documents.
Records are held on a range of subjects and from a range of sources. The individual pages in this section will give more details on each type of record held.