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Summary catalogue of Shetland Archives


Shetland Islands Council records

SIC Shetland Islands Council records

SIC/1 Minutes of Shetland Islands Council and main committees, 1974-

SIC/10 Valuation Rolls, Shetland Islands Council 1976 –

SIC/11 Valuation Lists, Shetland Islands Council 1976-

SIC/12 Electoral Rolls, Shetland Islands Council 1974-

SIC/13 Community Charges Register, Shetland Islands Council, 1989-1993


Lerwick Town Council records

TO/1 Council and committee records, files, letter-books, etc., 1818-1975


Zetland County Council records

CO/1 Commissioners of Supply records 1750s-1890s

CO/2 Road Trustees records

CO/3 Minutes of Zetland County Council 1890-1975

CO/4 Abstracts of Accounts of Zetland County Council 1890-1975

CO/5 Education records 1872-1975

CO/6 Public Assistance records 1890-20th cent

CO/7 Zetland County Council files 20th cent

CO/8 Valuation rolls and voters’ rolls 1832-

CO/9 Public health records 20th cent

CO/10 Motor taxation records 20th cent


Records under Charge and Superintendence of Keeper of the Records of Scotland

AD22 Procurator Fiscal records 1850-1920s

CE85 Customs and excise papers 1790-1909

GD144 Bruce of Symbister papers 16th – 20th cent

JP33 Justice of the Peace records 19th – 20th cent

SC12 Lerwick Sheriff Court records 15th – 20th cent

AF29 Lerwick Fishery Office Records 1809-1971


Gifts and Deposits

CH2 and CH3 Church of Scotland and Free Church papers

CH11 Records of the Methodist Church

GD150 Morton papers (estate papers)

D1 Small gifts and deposits

D2 Haldane Burgess (novelist and poet)

D3 Leog House (papers of local antiquary)

D4 Hay of Laxfirth (estate records)

D5 Shetland Literary and Scientific Society

D6 E.S. Reid Tait collection (collection of local antiquarian)

D7 Laurence Williamson collection (folklorist)

D8 Bruce of Sumburgh collection (estate records)

D9 Peter Jamieson papers (socialist and author)

D10 Vaila papers (estate papers)

D11 Shetland Library collection (miscellaneous papers)

D12 Neven of Windhouse collection (estate papers)

D13 L.H. Mathewson papers (lawyer’s papers)

D14 L.D. Edmondston papers (estate papers)

D15 T.&J. Manson papers (local business)

D16 Irvine of Midbrake papers (antiquarian and land surveyor)

D17 Papers of John Small, solicitor, Lerwick

D18 Shetland Folk Society papers

D20 Basil R. Anderson papers (poet)

D21 Hilda Clark papers (miscellanea)

D22 Papers of T.A. Robertson (poet)

D23 Papers of A.D. Mathewson (teacher and land surveyor)

D24 Nicolson estate papers

D25 Tom Henderson papers (antiquary)

D27 John Stewart papers Listed

D28 Shetland Council of Social Service

D29 Papers of Olga Greig Comloquoy

D30 W.J. Tait papers (poet)

D31 Hay & Co. papers (mercantile firm)

D32 Papers of Prof. Gordon Donaldson (historian)

D38 Papers of John Johnson, Lerwick (antiquary)

D41 G.M. Nelson papers

D50 Papers of Major Dennis Rollo (military historian)

D51 Papers of Thomas Robertson, Delting

D52 Papers of CADE [Campaign Against Dounreay Expansion]

D53 Papers of Edward Thomason, Lerwick

D54 Records of St Magnus Episcopal Church, Lerwick

D56 Papers of Shetland Amenity Trust's Ship Wrecks Project

D57 Papers of Roy Grönneberg (1947-1997)

D59 Papers of Sam Anderson and Mona Tait, emigrants to New Zealand


Oral History Collections

SA3/ Biographical interviews with variety of informants

TA/  Tom Anderson, musician

BBCRS/ (Radio Shetland) Listing in progress


SA Collections

SA1/ Microforms, includes local newspapers, census and Ordnance Survey maps

SA2/ Transcripts and photocopies

SA3/ Oral history

SA4/ Published works, includes books and journals

SA5/ Video collection

SA6/ Maps and Plans


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