Shetland Boat Week
The next Shetland Boat Week will take place from Thursday 1st to Saturday 10th August 2019.
Many generations of Shetlanders have made their living on or around the sea and the links with maritime and related marine industries are as important today as they always have been. Shetland Boat Week is an opportunity to showcase this heritage and see how modern ships compare with those of a previous generation.
This family friendly event, inspired by Shetland’s rich maritime heritage, aims to encourage and promote a passion for traditional Shetland boats, and a growing participation in keeping the sailing, boat building and other historic skills alive.
The 2019 programme will be announed soon, as always it will include demonstrations of traditional skills, talks, boat trips and tours of vessels and venues not normally open to the public. Follow our facebook page for regular updates.
For a flavour of the event you can view the previous 2018 programme here.
Community groups and maritime related groups or businesses are encouraged to take part in Shetland Boat Week by providing tours of their premises, delivering talks, slideshows or other events to share knowledge and experiences.