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The Swan Trust is among 29 local projects and charities to receive funding from the Shetland Charitable Trust for 2022/23. This support will help enable the Trust to continue to deliver its volunteering and sailing opportunities to the community, as well as promote and keep Shetland’s maritime heritage alive.

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To celebrate 25 years since her relaunch, BBC Radio Shetland recently aired a one hour programme about the Swan returning to Shetland in the early 1990s, her restoration and new life as a sail training vessel.

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Scott Sandison has received a Shetland Community Spirit Award for his long-term commitment to teaching young people to sail on the Swan.

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School pupils from the Sandwick School recently enjoyed trips aboard Shetland's historic sailing vessel, the Swan, learning about maritime heritage, marine careers and how to operate a sailing boat.

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Two new films about the heritage and current activities of the classic sailing vessel the Swan have been shown for the first time during the 2021 Anstruther Harbour Festival. The films focus on her original career as a sail fishing vessel, her restoration and subsequent new life as a sail training and charter vessel.

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The Swan was in Unst and Yell last week to deliver a number of half day sails to pupils in the isles. Skippering the trip was Scott Sandison, who first came aboard the Swan as a schoolboy himself, which inspired him to pursue a marine career.

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The Swan travelled to Whalsay last week as part of the Trust’s activities to mark 25 years since the Swan was relaunched as a sail training vessel. The trip was a chance for local pupils to hear about the days when Swan was a fishing boat in Whalsay, and for the Swan to undertake a trip similar to her very first voyage following her relaunch in 1996.

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The Shetland Sea Murders, the latest book by author Marsali Taylor, and the ninth in her gripping mystery series, was recently launched aboard the traditional sailing vessel the Swan. This was a fitting venue, as the book is largely inspired by the Swan, and partially set aboard her...

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The Swan Trust recently offered family friendly sailing trips aboard the Swan as part of the Come to Brae Days and Delting Boating Club’s Centenary Celebrations

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Sail Training Shetland and The Swan Trust have completed 6 days of sail training taster days onboard Swan. The experiences offered 13-23 year olds the opportunity to try sailing the Swan and hear more about future voyages with Sail Training Shetland, including taking part in The Tall Ships Races.

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The Swan Trust Smaa Boat has joined a number of traditionally built Shetland boats on display at Fort Charlotte, as part of an exhibition organised by Living Lerwick in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.

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The Swan Trust is delighted to have received funding from the Shetland Islands Council Coastal Communities Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to enable them to undertake a three year project which will help build community links and deliver their strategic priorities

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