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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