It always seems to be midsummer when the common seal pups turn up in Shetland, and it was no different this year. On 19 June...
Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release
As Shetland’s only wildlife sanctuary, we have been caring for sick, injured and abandoned seals and otters for the past 30 years, successfully rehabilitating and releasing hundreds of creatures back into the wild.
We also help coordinate the rescue of stranded whales, dolphins and porpoises around Shetland’s 1,700 mile long coastline.
We rely on donations to continue our work…your support is greatly appreciated.
Meet the Animals
Read about the animals that stay at Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary in our News and Diaries section.
Every donation counts and helps us to rescue and rehabilitate the animals that are in need of our support.
How you can help
See all the different ways you can help us, from fundraising to volunteering and much more.
The Heart of our Work
Caring for Shetland’s marine environment and all the creatures that depend upon it lies at the heart of all our work.
Connect to Nature
We believe the best way to achieve this is to deepen people’s connection to nature by setting an example and through education
We celebrated the start of 2019 by releasing the wonderful flipper-dancing grey seal Loki. It had been just over two months since we picked him...
Ranger gets excited
After months of hiding away in his hut, Ranger the otter cub we rescued from Burrastow in July finally showed himself…with considerable style! We could...
The otter, the hooded crow and the flash flood
A snatch of life at the otter cam where we released Oskar and Tivacudda in July and continued to provide the occasional nutritional supplement to...