Since 1983 the Shetland Amenity Trust has worked to protect, improve and enhance buildings and artefacts of architectural, historical, educational or of other interest in Shetland, and to provide, develop and improve facilities for the enjoyment of the Shetland countryside and its flora and fauna.
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers Ltd. purchase Shetland wool from 750 of Shetland’s crofters and farmers, and transform it into high-quality Shetland wool products including yarns, knitwear, blankets and carpets. J&S started Shetland Wool Week in 2010, and are a member of the Campaign for Wool.
Jamieson’s is a family owned business, which has specialised in wool from the native Shetland sheep for five generations. The family are dedicated to the survival of this unique fibre and as each new generation joins the business, this promotion becomes their life’s ambition.
The Campaign for Wool was initiated in October 2008 by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, who had observed that the wool industry was facing enormous and unprecedented challenges. The Campaign is multi-national, multi-sector and inclusive, and tries to embrace all sections of wool users from the very largest companies to specialist artisans with the aim of raising the profile of wool as a sustainable farmer to support sheep numbers and the prices paid to farmers for their wool.
Shetland Museum and Archives is an award winning, multifunction visitor attraction that forms a gateway to Shetland’s heritage and culture and link into Shetland’s other heritage and cultural facilities, events and activities. The Shetland Museum and Archives achieved a five star grading, the highest possible, as a visitor attraction through the VisitScotland Quality Assurance Scheme.
Shetland Textile Museum is a community museum in Shetland – the only one of its kind dedicated to the islands’ textile heritage. Housed at the Böd of Gremista on Lerwick’s waterfront, the collection comprises over 500 knitted and woven items dating from the nineteenth century to the present day. Temporary exhibitions show pieces from new designers, and regular demonstrations of spinning and knitting make the STM a vibrant centre of Shetland’s textile culture and heritage.
Shetland Organics CIC is the trading arm of the Shetland Organic Producers’ Group. It aims to promote marketing and development of Shetland Organic produce.
The Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers was formed in 1988 by a group of people keen to promote the crafts of spinning, weaving and dyeing and, of course, knitting. Knitting is such a familiar aspect of Shetland and an integral part of Shetland’s history that it tends to be thought of as “always there” – we hope to ensure that it is indeed always there.
Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, (SLMG) is the cooperative representing Shetland’s crofters and farmers. We operate the auction mart and abattoir premises, and undertake generic marketing with the aim of securing and enhancing the agricultural industry in the islands.
Shetland College is Scotland’s most northerly partner within UHI and offers students in Shetland the opportunity of studying further, higher and degree level courses. The onsite textile facilitation unit allows local and visiting students to develop their skills in a inspiring location.
Shetland knitting and heritage tours.