Sheltering & securing Shetland’s maritime heritage

Our services

We offer a variety of archive research, boatbuilding, heritage interpretation and marketing services. Please contact us to discuss your needs and to find out about our rates, with no hidden charges. The profits from these services we invest in our Shetland community heritage projects, an example of which is Caain da Noosts.

We provide

Archive research

We are experienced researchers, and will work with you on your Shetland themed project. Whether large, small, straightforward or complex, we are able to search the Shetland Museum & Archives and access online services that will assist you in completing your project.

Boat lines plans drawings

Would you like your boat immortalised in a set of lines plans? We take the lines off boats and produce lines plan drawings.

Boat repair and restoration

From replacing a single strake to undertaking a full small boat restoration. We provide a full small boat repair, rebuild, new build, and maintenance service.

Heritage Consultancy

We specialise in heritage interpretation, education and marketing. Please contact us to discuss your project.

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.


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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. 

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