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About Us

"We aim to preserve, protect and advance the heritage and traditions of the island of Whalsay."

Research and Community use

The History Group members are happy to help with your research. In the reading room you are welcome to browse through printouts of our own research collated into folders covering a huge range of subjects such as weddings, fishing, knitting, crofting, housing, the RAF station and healthcare. For family history research, our huge digital database collection is complete with files that have a name search function and photos have been scanned and tagged by name where possible. We also hold the Parish Records and Census Records. Paper copies are available to read on request.


We are very happy to arrange visits from schools, care centres etc. and groups, like the knitting group, book clubs and craft groups can book the meeting room for their functions.


  • We are willing to arrange visits out of hours and our members will be happy to accommodate your needs if possible.

  • Admission - Adults £3, children under 16 go free.

  • There is self serve tea and coffee available.

  • There is disabled access in the building.

  • For directions {click here}

  • {click here} to see some of our wide selection of gifts, souvenirs and merchandise.

  • There are toilets on site. 

  • {click here} for history of the building

  • Contact us for further information, to arrange a visit or to book the meeting room.

  • Contact details below.

Contact Us


Telephone- 01806566523 | 01806566216

01806566645 | 01806566642 | 01806566200


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