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Shetland U3A for 3rd Agers


Shetland Islands

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Shetland’s capital, Lerwick is closer to the Arctic Circle than to London, and 93 miles from the Scottish mainland to the south.  The joke in Shetland is that the nearest railway station is Bergen in Norway.

Approximately 22,000 people live in the islands of Shetland and more than 17,000 people, 80% of the islands’ population, live on the Shetland Mainland.

Shetland U3A is a branch of the international organisation "University of the Third Age" and is affiliated to the Scottish U3A. The aims of the U3A are to provide retired and semi-retired people with the opportunity for learning, education and leisure activities, giving space and time to meet other people with similar interests and to keep an active mind, and in some groups an active body too. The activities of individual interest groups are self funded and self managed and work by drawing on the skills and experience of the membership. Each local U3A branch decides on the activities it wishes to organise and its interest groups are set up and run by the members themselves.

Shetland U3A was started in 2005 and currently has 33 members.

The membership fee is currently £12 per year.

Currently we have 8 Groups


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