Shetland Amenity Trust is a charitable organisation created in 1983 to preserve and enhance Shetland's natural and cultural heritage and promote physical and intellactual access to it.
The Trust manages the UNESCO Global Geopark, provides an archaeological and place-names service, maintains a Biological Records database and operates the Shetland Museum and Archives and Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Visitor Centre. It also manages the Visitor attractions at Viking Haroldswick, Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Settlement and the Crofthouse Museum ,and co-ordinates a number of environmental initiatives. It also operates a network of tourist accomodation in lighthouses and camping barns and supports the network of local history groups and museums.
The organisation has delivered an extensive range of high quality heritage and cultural projects in partnership with a range of local, national and international agencies. This includes several Viking projects, the most recent is acting as Lead Partner in the Creative Europe funded Follow the Vikings Project.