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Curious Pilgrims

Curious Pilgrims is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation based on The Shetland Islands, Scotland’s most northerly group of isles. We are interested in culture and the arts, in the natural world and environment, and the positive effect that these have on the wellbeing of individuals and society.

We collaborate with individuals and organisations to create a wide-range of projects, events and activities, designed to provide opportunities for public engagement and participation.

Through our work we seek mindful engagement with the arts and the natural world, and to improve awareness and sensitivity to Shetland's land and coastal environments, encouraging people to respect and protect them.


Current Participatory Events

We currently have open calls for participation in two projects, both of which place participants at the heart of the activities. Participation is free of charge but enrolment required as limited places are available.

Click on the licks below for further information about each project and to sign up. 


Community Voices

Memories and Stories of Island People

This project invites people based in Shetland, and of all ages and from diverse backgrounds, to share life experiences during the challenging pandemic period.

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Sonic Outreach Shetland

Exploring Shetland’s Coastal Areas through Sound

Through sensory-rich, hands-on activities and the use of audio technology, we will discover, listen in and capture the hidden world of sounds within Shetland’s coastal areas, making sounds which are unheard by the human ear, heard.


Community Voices - open call for participation

  • Community Voices
    Open call
    Submission deadline: 30 Oct 21
    Open call
    Submission deadline: 30 Oct 21

Sonic Outreach Shetland - Upcoming Events

  • Bigton, SO Shetland
    Sat, 23 Oct
    St Ninian's Beach
    23 Oct, 10:30 – 12:30 BST
    St Ninian's Beach, Unnamed Road, Bigton, Shetland ZE2 9JA, UK
    Exploring Shetland’s Coastal Areas through Sound
  • West Burra, SO Shetland
    Sun, 24 Oct
    Meal Beach
    24 Oct, 10:30 – 12:30 BST
    Meal Beach, West Burra, Shetland ZE2 9LD, UK
    Exploring Shetland’s Coastal Areas through Sound

Culture & The Arts

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Natural World & Environment



Learn more about who we are, what we do and how we work to bring about positive wellbeing.