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The Swan is going back to her roots with a trip dedicated to fishing and seafood. Sailing from Uyeasound, in Unst, the trip will visit some of the best fishing grounds around the North Isles and everyone aboard will be responsible for catching the seafood to be enjoyed over the weekend.

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Celebrating Wordplay 2022, The Swan Trust is offering a literary evening aboard the Swan in September, with a traditional dish of bacalao made by local food expert and author Marian Armitage, readings from John Goodlad’s new book The Salt Roads – How fish created a culture, and traditional music by Swan Skipper Maggie Adamson.

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The crew of the Swan, LK243, have received excellent feedback from the teachers and pupils of the Bells Brae and Sound Primary Schools. Primary seven pupils from both schools came aboard over 5 days in May for half day sailing trips, learning about life aboard, how to set sails, tie knots, steer the ship and the history of Swan.

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As the excitement builds ahead of the Tall Ships Races returning to Lerwick in 2023, Sail Training Shetland is delighted to announce they will support twenty young adults to take part in the Tall Ship Races 2022 onboard Swan.

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Shetland’s traditional tall ship Swan, LK243, is scheduled to arrive in the Western Isles this week, for a month of youth sail training and public trips around the isles. The sail training taster days will highlight opportunities for taking part in The Tall Ships Races which is returning to Scotland in 2023. While the seven- and nine-night public trips, leaving from Ullapool and Stornoway, will explore the Western Isles, including St Kilda.

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Classic sailing vessel the Swan, LK243, is to visit Orkney in May 2022 to offer sail training days for young islanders, and a day trip for the public, exploring the coasts around Kirkwall.

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Applications are being invited from young people aged 15 - 25 to take part in The Tall Ships Races 2022 aboard the Swan this summer

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The Swan Trust is to offer a ladies only trip later in the year, with an all-female crew. The weekend trip will take place in September, exploring the east side of Shetland, and will be the first time the Swan has been crewed exclusively by women.

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The Swan Trust and well-known Shetland musician Barry Nisbet are to offer Sessions and Sail in Shetland for the first time. Sailing around the Isles 25th - 29th April 2022, the trip will also coincide with the 40th Shetland Folk Festival.

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The Swan Trust has confirmed that Maggie Adamson will be their skipper for 2022, with a very full programme of youth charters, community projects and public trips, including St Kilda, the Hebrides, Shetland day trips, a family focused half day and the first Shetland Sessions and Sail voyage

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A tribute to Allister Rendall, a dear friend and long standing Trustee, who passed away on 27th December 2021. He was a driving force within The Swan Trust for over 30 years, a former chair and one of those who crewed the Swan’s return to Shetland in 1991.

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The Swan Trust looks back at what we have achieved in 2021 and forward to what to expect in 2022

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