Shetland ex-Whalers Association
Shetland ex-Whalers Association has been established for three years now. The objectives of the Association are twofold inasmuch as it aims to help ex-whalers and their families to keep in touch and meet socially, and it also aims to record and preserve the history and heritage of the Whaling Industry.
In Spetember 2010, the whalers held a reunion with guests invited from the Hebribes, Orkney, Edinburgh, the North of England and Norway. The group also placed a commemorative plaque in Lerwick for the men who went to the South Georgia whaling.
They are also planning to work with museum trusts such as the South Georia Heritage Trust to record and archive photographs and oral histories. They are currently compiling a book of photographs and information about the whaling industry.
See the events calendar for information on upcoming events in the area.