Moder Dy

Community Interest Company 

Moder dy, a Shetland dialect phrase meaning mother wave, an underlying swell of the sea, which experienced 19th century small open boat fishermen could use to guide them to land.


All face to face community activity is currently suspended. However, we are excited to invite you to take part in our online community project ...







What we do

Moder Dy identifies, records and documents Shetland's threatened and disappearing coastal archaeology. Through our projects and events we bring to life Shetland's everyday maritime heritage. We also work with other organisations to support the continuation of traditional boat building and boat handling skills for future generations to enjoy.


We are delighted to be able to offer you engaging, not-for-profit maritime heritage workshops and events. These workshops help us to fund our maritime heritage schools and community outreach programmes!

Our shop is now open, so please come and browse.

We embrace interdisciplinary working, and collaboration with artists. 

Reports, presentations, and papers. View abstracts for free, full documents will shortly be available in exchange for a small contribution to our funds.

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