About

Wild Skies Shetland

Wild Skies Shetland is a social enterprise, a new Unst-based charity, which aims to showcase the ever-changing sky in all it’s glory, through all the seasons.

Wild Skies Shetland is a new, Unst-based charity which aims to showcase the local skies in a wide variety of different ways. This work is under way, developing an Unst Sky Trail which we plan to have open in the autumn of 2021.

 

Born at a kitchen table in Unst, Britain’s most northerly island, in 2017 Wild Skies Shetland is now a registered charity with 7 trustees. Our aim is to benefit the community of the island of Unst by enhancing enjoyment of Unst’s beautiful and varied skies which feature the northern lights, simmer dim, storms, dark skies and many other wonders. We do this by organising a variety of sky-related events and are developing an Unst Sky-trail, which will be available in 2022. Our ultimate aim is to construct some sky-watching shelters in Unst.

Our Trustees

Meet the Wild Skies Shetland Trustees.

Catriona Waddington

Chairperson

Catriona lives in Unst and loves to discover new walks around the island.

Jane
Macaulay

Secretary

Jane lives in Unst. She had the original idea for Wild Skies Shetland when on holiday in Iceland.

Josie
Macmillan

Treasurer

Josie lives in Unst – she has some of the island’s sharpest financial management skills!

Fabien
Kunst

Trustee

Fabien lives in Unst and is a professional meteorite hunter.

Angela
Fraser

Trustee

Angela is a science and maths teacher at the local school, Baltasound Junior High.

Chris
McGinlay

Trustee

Chris is a knowledgeable amateur astronomer and a physics teacher at the Anderson High School in Lerwick.

Helen
Goddard

Trustee

Helen lives in Wales, having once been a community development officer in Unst. She works in heritage management.

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