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.

Current Projects:

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

  • February Highlights
    The light is starting to creep out earlier and hang around a bit longer each day but it still feels very … Read More
  • Bird Ringing
    The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) co-ordinate the bird ringing scheme for Britain and Ireland. Each year around 900,000 birds are … Read More

Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing guidelines issued by government; the SCWG is being launched in a more virtual way than was anticipated. Through this website and our social media we will be giving you opportunities to learn and monitor nature in your own patch.

If you would like any further information or want to get in touch, send us a message through our Contact Us page.