News

New Skipper appointed

22 February 2016

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Thorben Reinhardt to skipper Swan for the 2016 season.

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Last Saturday (28 November) saw the annual presentation of the Vevoe Trophy to the Swan trainee of the year, Tom Chivers.

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Vacancy: Skipper

21 October 2015

We currently have a vacancy for a full time Skipper to be based in Shetland between May - September 2016.

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A seasoned farewell

30 September 2015

This week The Swan Trust waves farewell to Rory Johnson who has successfully skippered Swan during the summer 2014 and 2015 seasons.

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Swan smaa' boat launch

20 August 2015

Swan Smaa’ Boat Launch Friday 21 August 5.30pm at Hay’s Dock, Lerwick

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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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