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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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Want to get involved in maintaining and operating a traditional wooden sailing vessel? There are a number of different ways you can volunteer to safeguard, care for and sail this unique heritage asset.

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The Swan Trust has delivered a series of youth sail training taster days around the northern and western isles to build excitement among young people ahead of The Tall Ships Races returning to Shetland in 2023. Taking place in Shetland, Orkney, Ullapool and Stornoway, the training events saw over 100 young people enjoy a day aboard Shetland’s own tall ship, Swan.

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Classic sailing vessel, the Swan, was in Unst and Yell recently delivering trips for the public and a number of half day sails to school pupils in the isles.

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