Sund Blanda Kor Visit

The wonderful Sund Mixed Choir entertain in the Scalloway Museum as part f the VE Day commemoration and Norway Constitution Day celebrations.

Special Forces Visit

Admiral Nils Johan Holte, Commanding Officer of the Norwegian Special Forces, and a group of fellow officers came to Scalloway on Friday 8th May to commemorate VE Day in Scalloway as a mark of the beacon of hope that Scalloway, Shetland and the Shetland Bus Operation represented to the people of occupied Norway.   The… (read more)

Raising The Plane

Getting an aeroplane into the roof space of a museum is no easy business. Here’s a short compilation of photographs of the fantastic job Harry Irvine, Alan Nicholson and an excellent crew of friends and colleagues did to get the aeroplane in place without any major hitches, mere hours before the museum opened for the… (read more)

Museum Open For The 2015 Season

Scalloway Museum is now open for the 2015 summer season. Come along to see our spectacular new exhibit, a full size aeroplane made by local inventor Jim Smith of Berry Farm in the 1950s (pictures to follow). The aeroplane has been restored in a stripped down form so that visitors can see the construction techniques… (read more)

Gemini Visit For Volunteers

Agroup of 26 museum volunteers were treated to a tour of the cruise ship Gemini and a “delicious” three course meal by ship charterers Petrofac.

Museums Galleries Scotland Visit to Scalloway Museum

Joanne Orr, CEO of the Museums Galleries Scotland and Holly Garland, PR, Media and Press Manager visited the Museum during their recent visit to Shetland. They enjoyed a tour of the Museum and Shetland Bus Reference Room before having refreshments and an informal chat with the volunteers present. The Museum were very grateful for their… (read more)


Writer and historian Asgeir Ueland’s continued research into the Shetland Bus history from previously unknown or unavailable material yielded a fascinating World War II Radio interview with a Shetland Bus passenger this week. The recording is held in the Norwegian National Library, and originates form a New York based radio station. Click on the link… (read more)

Wool Week Visitors

Judith Goodfellow and Gill Yellowlees visited the Scalloway Museum as part of the Wool Week activities. Judith is wearing a Fair Isle beret which she learned to knit this week and finished in a few days! Gill is rediscovering the joys of spinning whilst on the Islands and will return home to her spinning wheel… (read more)

Spinning for the Wool Week

Anne Eunson demonstrated spinning in the Museum on Thursday afternoono as part of the activities for Wool Week. She was spinning brightly coloured wool which she had dyed herself. Posted from the Scalloway Museum