Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Statement

Shetland Wool Week is a community run festival with Shetland Wool at its heart.  Our focus is on celebrating and promoting all aspects of the Shetland Wool industry.  To this end our aim is to engage as wide a range of visitors, residents, local businesses and those connected to the wool industry possible in our textile heritage and future.

Our event is run by the Shetland Amenity Trust who are committed to safeguarding and promoting all of Shetland’s heritage ensuring it is accessible and enjoyed by all.   You can view the Shetland Amenity Trust’s organisational statement, policy, and action on Equality, Inclusion and Diversity on the Trust’s main website.  The information provided below relates specifically to Shetland Wool Week as an event.

Inclusivity Values
Shetland Wool Week is a community run festival.  Our festival respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of our activities regardless of age, disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status. We are committed to everyone having the right to enjoy the festival and associated activities in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse All participants have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviours and promote equality of opportunity

Equal Opportunities Statement
Our policy is to ensure that no one involved in and/or attending receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of ethnicity, religion/faith, age, gender/gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown as justifiable.  Selection criteria and procedures for all aspects of our event are regularly reviewed to make sure that individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. The committee is committed to a programme of action to make this policy effective. 

Diversity Statement
We recognise that prejudice and discrimination continues to result in unfair treatment for many people, and are committed to addressing this by:

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