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September Blog

8 October 2019

September marks the end of Swans 2019 season and we have been home around Shetland, working with schools, carrying out routine maintenance and our last sail of the year from Lerwick to Scalloway.

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Swan Sail Trainee of the Year 2019, Drew Manson, is presented with the Vevoe Trophy for his outstanding performance in Race 1 of the Tall Ships Races, Aalborg, Denmark to Fredrikstad, Norway

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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 27th April – 1st May 2020, the trip will also coincide with the 40th Shetland Folk Festival and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.

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August Blog

10 September 2019

Swan crew review our August sailings, a youth charter to Norway and a celebration of the historical fishing links between Shetland and Faroe

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A review of Swans recent trip to Faroe with local author of The Cod Hunters book, John Goodlad. Although a regular visitor to Faroe, this Swan trip had a special theme, celebrating the strong historical fishing links between the Faroese and the Shetlanders. Mr Goodlad spoke at three very well attended events, in Torshavn, Sandoy and Suderoy, with readings from his book about a time when many Shetlanders fished for cod around Faroe from sailing smacks.

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The Swan Trust is partnering with Shetland’s Youth Ambassadors and environmental artist, Julia Barton, to take a Scotland wide innovate environmental project - #LitterCUBES - to the isles.

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Details of Swan Trust activities for Shetland Boat Week 2019

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July Blog

4 August 2019

Swan crew reflect on their Tall Ships 2019 activities in Denmark and Norway

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June Blog

1 July 2019

Swan crew reflect on a month of stunning traditional sailing around the west coast of Scotland, St Kilda, Orkney and Shetland

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The Swan Trust has received thank you messages and photos from local schools following half day trips taken earlier in the year.

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Sail Training Shetland is supporting twelve young adults to experience an inspiring voyage at sea as trainees. Ten will train onboard Swan and two on Statsraad Lehmkuhl, taking part in The Tall Ships Races 2019, organised by Sail Training International.

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Historic Faroese Boats, celebrating the centenary of the Faroese flag, were greeted by The Swan Trust and presented with a copy of The Cod Hunters, written by Swan Trustee John Goodlad, detailing the close fishing links between Shetland and Faroe. The Faroese boats included Westward Ho and Johanna.

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