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The Swan Trust

The Swan Trust was formed in 1990, and today is responsible for the operation and upkeep of the Swan. The main objectives of the Trust are:
  • To encourage and facilitate interested parties and particularly young people to sail on the Swan.
  • To teach and keep alive the techniques of sailing and working a traditional sail Fifie.
  • To maintain the Swan as a viable charitable enterprise.
The Trust has two committees, namely:
  • The Swan Trustees Committee
    The Trustees Committee oversees the effective running of The Swan Trust, its employees and finances.
  • The Operations Committee
    The Operations Committee deals with the day to day running of the Swan, including the diary, crewing, maintenance, etc.

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, resultant government restrictions and event cancellations, the Swan Trust has cancelled all 2020 sailing trips. It is hoped many 2020 trips will be rescheduled to next year, which will be advertised on their website as they are confirmed. To protect its volunteers, the Trust also cancelled maintenance sessions and regular meetings for the time being, but hope to resume these as soon as restrictions allow.

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The Swan Trust and Shetland with Laurie are working together for the first time to offer guided tours of Lerwick Harbour aboard Shetlands traditional boat, The Swan. See Jimmy Perez’s house from the sea and hear tales of smugglers, Dutch fishermen and the rise of Lerwick to Shetlands capital.

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