our commitment to conservation


We financially support many local and national conservation bodies and are also institutional members of the Ecotourism Society - an international body that promotes environmentally responsible eco-tourism worldwide. To continue our support of conservation groups or organisations which promote a better understanding of Shetland's natural heritage, we encourage all travellers to join one of the following charities during their visit to Shetland:

Friends of Fair Isle Bird Observatory - by supporting this charity you will be contributing directly to ornithological research on Fair Isle. You will receive an annual report and several newsletters.

Shetland Bird Club - responsible for recording Shetland birds and voicing opinion on local conservation matters, members receive an annual bird report and several newsletters.

Shetland Sea Mammal Group - responsible for recording sea mammals around the Shetland coastline, the group produces a dedicated annual report and several newsletters every year.