Young People

Shetland Dialect Resources

Shetland Forwirds Draatsi

Local charity Shetland ForWirds was formed in 2004 with the aim to “foster and promote the use of written and spoken Shetland dialect as a valued and essential element of Shetland’s distinctive heritage and culture.”

There is a wealth of resources for all ages on the Shetland ForWirds website, including activity sheets, project ideas and audio clips of dialect:

You can borrow the Ditty Box and the Gaer Box, primary resources created by Shetland ForWirds FREE from the Library, as well as a large number of other Shetland dialect materials.