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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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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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The Swan has featured in Ahoy Portsoy - the first ever digital Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, with a film narrated by Swan Trustee and Author of The Cod Hunters book, John Goodlad.

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Members of The Scalloway Peerie Club enjoyed a visit to the Swan to learn about this unique classic sailing vessel and Shetland’s maritime heritage.

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Sail Training Shetland and The Swan Trust are offering an exciting new opportunity onboard Swan, for 13-23 year olds. “Sail Training Taster Days” will offer young trainees a day sailing experience on Swan as well as the opportunity to learn more about Sail Training Shetland and taking part in The Tall Ships Races. Day sails will take place 28th, 29th and 30th July. Applications open Saturday 26th June, closing Friday 9th July.

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The Swan Trust has received a funding boost with all the royalties from sales of The Cod Hunters book being donated to the Trust.

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The Swan Trust is delighted that Lerwick has been selected for the third time to be a host port for the spectacular Tall Ships Races. Sail Training International, operator of the Tall Ships Races, has announced the selected host ports for the 2023 series, with the Races expected to visit Lerwick from 26-29 July.  The isles previously hosted the event in 1999 and 2011.

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Successful local tour guide, writer and blogger Laurie Goodlad, shares her memories of Swan, including her first trip to Norway in 2002, aged 15, and taking part in the 2004 Tall Ships Races.

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