Unst Heritage Trust

The Unst Heritage Trust, Unst, Shetland

The Unst Heritage Trust comprises the Heritage Centre and Boat Haven, on Unst in the Shetland Isles. Our small museums are dedicated to the cultural heritage and history of this most northerly island in Britain.

Trust chairperson is Mrs Rhoda Hughson.

Unst has a special place in Shetland, its culture and our hearts; its values and heritage are precious possessions able to enrich our lives and others. Unst Heritage Trust gathers, distils and delivers this enrichment through the imaginative use of its unique resources.

Heritage Centre Display - Ben End

Heritage Centre Display - Ben End

Our Mission Statement

We will promote Unst heritage for the island’s cultural, social and economic benefit, reinforcing its uniqueness, in particular:-

  • Our Boat Haven, preserving Shetland’s rich maritime history
  • Its geographic location, as Britain’s most northerly place
  • Its tradition of fine lace knitting
  • Its Shetland Pony heritage
  • Its geology
Inside The Boat Haven

Inside The Boat Haven

The Trust will bring alive our heritage and make it relevant to life in the 21st century. We will work with a range of other Shetland organisations for our mutual benefit.