News

Lifesaving equipment for Swan

May 19th, 2017

The Swan Trust is the latest to team up with Scottish Charity Lucky2BHere to have a defibrillator installed onboard its sail training vessel Swan LK243.

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Calling all Swan supporters from Lerwick!

May 17th, 2016

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Come sailing with Swan!

March 5th, 2016

Book now a summer sailing trip on Swan

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New Skipper appointed

February 22nd, 2016

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Recognition for sail trainee

December 3rd, 2015

Last Saturday (28 November) saw the annual presentation of the Vevoe Trophy to the Swan trainee of the year, Tom Chivers.

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Vacancy: Skipper

October 21st, 2015

Recruitment of a skipper for our 2016 summer sailing season is underway.

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A seasoned farewell

September 30th, 2015

This week The Swan Trust waves farewell to Rory Johnson who has successfully skippered Swan during the summer 2014 and 2015 seasons.

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Swan smaa' boat launch

August 20th, 2015

To have this restored Shetland-built boat with her direct connection to the Swan now in good sea-going condition, is something rather special.

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2015 voyages announced

February 13th, 2015

Following a highly successful season in 2014 the Swan Trust is determined to have another active year in 2015.

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The Swan Trust Appoints Scott Sandison as Bosun

April 4th, 2013

Congratulations Scott! The Swan Trust has also appointed a Bosun for the season, Scott Sandison, to assist Richard (new Skipper).

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The Swan Trust Appoints Richard Pattison as Skipper.

March 12th, 2013

In preparation for the start of another sailing season, the Swan Trust has appointed Richard Pattison as skipper.

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The Vevoe Trophy Presentation - 19th November 2011

February 17th, 2012

This trophy, an accurate replica of the Swan’s original wheel, was commissioned by the Swan Trust and is named after the home of the Simpson family from Whalsay, a family closely involved with owning and managing the Swan for over 50 years during her herring fishing career

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Artist in residence aboard the SWAN

June 7th, 2011

During the 2011 Tall Ships event there will be an artist in residence aboard the SWAN

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Thank You Letter - 2010 Northfield Trip

May 16th, 2011

Here is a wonderful thank you letter we received from Ian McVicar, Community Learning Worker at Northfield Community Centre, Aberdeen following their trips on the SWAN in September 2010.

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SWAN Wins National Award

May 16th, 2011

The SWAN, Shetland’s restored herring drifter, has been awarded the National Historic Ships, Flagship Award 2011 which carries a prize of £1000.

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SWAN Refit

December 2nd, 2010

On Monday 20 September the SWAN embarked from Aberdeen, bound for Macduff, where she is now in the Macduff Shipyard for a major refit.

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2011 Tall Ships Race

December 2nd, 2010

The SWAN will be participating in the 2011 Tall Ships Race event, which will take place in and between Waterford, Greenock, Lerwick, Stavanger and Halmstad.

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Michael Gray retires

December 15th, 2009

Captain Michael Gray has retired from the post of chair person of The Swan Trust after 10 years...

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Thank You Letters

December 14th, 2009

A selection of our favourite thank you letters...

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Sail Training Shetland

December 16th, 2008

A new body has been formed to help young people to learn how to sail, especially on larger vessels of the type that are involved in the Tall Ships’ Races...

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