Welcome to the Shetland Community Wildlife Group

Welcome to the Shetland Community Wildlife Group (SCWG). The SCWG is a citizen science project set up by the NAFC Marine Centre UHI using National Lottery Heritage funding to bring people together from all walks of life who have an appreciation for Shetland and want to help collect valuable data about all aspects of Shetland’s natural environment. This data will help fill knowledge gaps and increase our understanding of the species and habitats in Shetland.

Shetland offers such a variety of natural heritage right on our doorstep from the mountain hare in its winter fur and harbour seals frolicking on the shore, right down to the tiny insects in our gardens. Each and every creature and habitat are valuable to our local communities, industries and culture.

Membership

If you are interested in signing up to become a member of the group head over to our Contact Us page to download a membership form.

Becoming a member allows us to keep you up-to-date with all upcoming projects, events and talks and allows you to join in with group projects and survey work. And….it is absolutely free!

Current Projects:

For all the current projects you can get involved in check out our projects page.

  • Otter Eye View
    By Rhiannon Jehu The European otter, or Draatsi as it is known in the Shetland dialect, is one of Shetlands most … Read More
  • Shetland Porpoise Survey
    Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) are the smallest of the cetaceans to be spotted around Shetland. They are generally shy creatures and … Read More