News

2015 voyages announced

13 February 2015

Following a highly successful season in 2014 the Swan Trust is determined to have another active year in 2015. Rory Johnson, the young, enthusiastic skipper returns for another season and he will be joined again by Scott Sandison as mate.

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Congratulations Scott! The Swan Trust has also appointed a Bosun for the season, Scott Sandison, to assist Richard (new Skipper).

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In preparation for the start of another sailing season, the Swan Trust has appointed Richard Pattison as skipper.

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This trophy, an accurate replica of the Swan’s original wheel, was commissioned by the Swan Trust and is named after the home of the Simpson family from Whalsay, a family closely involved with owning and managing the Swan for over 50 years during her herring fishing career.

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2011 Tall Ships Race

2 December 2011

The SWAN will be participating in the 2011 Tall Ships Race event, which will take place in and between Waterford, Greenock, Lerwick, Stavanger and Halmstad.  

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For the first time in a Tall Ships Race there will be an artist in residence on one of the vessels.

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Here is a wonderful thank you letter we received from Ian McVicar, Community Learning Worker at Northfield Community Centre, Aberdeen following their trips on the SWAN's in September 2010

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Tall Ships 2011 entrant SWAN, Shetland’s restored herring drifter, has been awarded the National Historic Ships, Flagship Award 2011 which carries a prize of £1000.

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SWAN Refit

2 December 2010

On Monday 20 September the SWAN embarked from Aberdeen, bound for Macduff, where she is now in the Macduff Shipyard for a major refit.

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Michael Gray retires

15 December 2009

Captain Michael Gray, who retired from the post of chair person of The Swan Trust after 10 years.

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Thank You Letters

14 December 2009

Here is a brief selection of our favourite thank you letters.

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Sail Training Shetland

16 December 2008

Chance to learn how to sail tall ships

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