Shetland’s intimate relationship with the sea is the focus of Shetland Boat Week.

Note: The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means all events are subject to change or cancellation.

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August 2021
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Throughout Shetland
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Many generations of Shetlanders have made their living on or around the sea and the links with maritime and related marine industries are as important today as they always have been. Shetland Boat Week showcases this heritage and see how modern ships compare with those of a previous generation.

Shetland Boat Week is a great reason to visit the islands in August; it’s a family-friendly event and there is lots to see and do. A whole range of activities are planned, including demonstrations of traditional skills, talks, boat trips and tours of vessels and venues not normally open to the public.