An independent, non-commercial site to collect and disseminate information on the natural history of Shetland

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Nature in Shetland

winner of a Shetland Environment Award 2004

Ranger Service
Biological Records
Nature's Calendar
Survey Sheets
Other Vertebrates

Shetland Biological Records Centre


Have you seen these plants and animals? For details of the latest information appeal click here.
The latest leaflet, collecting information on phenology, or Nature's Calendar, is now available. Click here for more details.
The results of the Rare Plant survey have been published in a new book. Click here for more details.

Shetland Biological Records Centre (SBRC) was established in 1998, with the aim of creating a system that can efficiently collate and distribute information about all aspects of Shetland’s wildlife, and promote the best possible use of those data. The project is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, Shetland Amenity Trust, the Shetland Enterprise Company and Shetland Islands Council, together with matching funds from the European Regional Development Fund (Objective 1). The Centre is managed by Shetland Amenity Trust, and is located within the Lerwick offices of the Trust.

The key objectives of SBRC are:

  • to gather all available information on Shetland's natural history (including habitats, wildlife sites, and as many species of animals and plants as possible), and collect new information to fill gaps in existing knowledge

  • to provide information for conservation, planning, business, research, education and the general public

  • to promote and support systematic biological recording within Shetland.

  • To help conserve Shetland's environment, and raise awareness of its biodiversity, by providing up-to-date and accurate information

If you would like to be involved with recording Shetland’s wildlife, if you have an interesting observation to report, or would like to know more, either about Shetland’s wildlife or about the Records Centre, email

The Shetland Biological records centre is joint-funded by the following organisations

This project is being part financed by the European Regional development Fund under the Highlands & Islands Objective 1 Partnership Programme

Highlands & Islands Partnership Programme




Shetland Islands Council



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