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Shetland Boat Week: Exploring Shetland's Coasts and Waters


This family friendly event, inspired by Shetland’s rich maritime heritage, is a full week long maritime experience taking place in August. The event is 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.​

For 2020, there is an exciting line up, plus some new events, ceelbrating "Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters". In addition to the usual sailing and rowing experiences, there is a range of on-the-water activities, plus shoreside lectures and exhibitions. A highlight will be "Adventure Sail North", offered to youth aged 15 - 25 years by Sail Training Shetland, details of which can be viewed here https://www.sailtrainingshetland.com/apply-now  

Many of the events at Shetland Boat Week are free to attend and no booking is required. Where booking is indicated, tickets can be purchased online at www.thelittleboxoffice.com/sat or by calling Shetland Museum and Archives reception on 01595 741562, or visiting in person.