The Swan Trust

The Trust owns, maintains and operates The Swan, LK243, a traditional fishing boat which they have restored and operate as a sail training and charter vessel. The Trusts aims are to:

Encourage and facilitate interested parties and particularly young people to sail on the Swan.
Teach and keep alive the techniques of sailing and working a traditional sail Fifie.
Maintain the Swan as a viable charitable enterprise and make her available for viewing by the general public and visitors to Shetland.

Current opportunity

The Swan is an important part of Shetland's maritime heritage and a community asset, through which the Trust offers a wide range of sailing and volunteering opportunities. Maintenance and refit work is ongoing November to March and includes: Removing rig, sails, equipment from boat in Scalloway to store in Lerwick. Organising and maintenance of equipment at stores in Lerwick - including cleaning, varnishing, painting and storage. On board maintenance, at boat in Scalloway - includes cleaning, varnishing and painting as well as engineering maintenance on all on board systems.