Sandwick History Group

Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick, ZE2 9HL
Tel: 01950 431 264
Opening Times:

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-5pm,


The history group work alongside the Sandwick, Social and Economic Development Company and was started in 1997. Meetings are usually held in the evenings on the third Thursday of each month (except July & August) in the Hoswick Visitor Centre. Watch out for announcements on Radio Shetland and on posters in the local shop and Hoswick Visitor Centre.

The objectives of the group are: to promote an understanding and appreciation of local Shetland history; be concerned with the presentation of local artefacts; to promote interest in items of historical and educational interest; to encourage, stimulate and help promote cultural and artistic development.

The group have researched and prepared notes for the Shetland Field Studies Group walks to Mousa and Burland; information for the interpretation and information boards at Sandsayre pier; assisted in the Place Names project led by Eileen Brook-Freeman and research is also ongoing into the social history of settlements in Sandwick.

This is an extremely active group with a vast amount of information and knowledge to share and they can offer help with genealogical research into Sandwick families.



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Map & Directions

Distance from Lerwick - 14 miles.

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