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Shetland Boat Week

Shetland Boat Week

This family friendly event, inspired by Shetland’s rich maritime heritage, is a full week long maritime experience taking place in August, with extended dates for the outdoor boat display on Hay’s Dock. The event encourages and promotes a passion for traditional Shetland boats, and a growing participation in keeping the sailing, boat building and other historic skills alive. 

In addition to the usual sailing and rowing experiences, there is a range of shoreside activities, lectures and exhibitions, as well as the ‘on-the-water’ opportunities.

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.

Download: Event Guide for Shetland Boat Week