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3 Jul - 14 Aug 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm

Visit Fort Charlotte to see the display of traditional Shetland boats on display in celebration of Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.

Living Lerwick is pleased to present a small exhibition of traditional Shetland boats in Fort Charlotte in celebration of Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.

All boats on display were hand made, using traditional techniques and remind us that as an island community, the sea is an important and ever present part of our lives.

This collection represents a range of different boat builders and includes construction dates from the early 1900's to the most recent in 2016. Some have been partially and lovingly repaired and restored - others are fully original and all are a testement to the skill and talent of the boatbuilders. All boats have been loaned by their current owners for the duration of this exhibition.

The display is accompanied by a town centre trail activity for all ages to find the names of hidden boats on their Shetland Boat Journey.

Category: Heritage

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