About Us

Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary for sick, injured and abandoned seals and otters on the Shetland Isles.

For more information, please select a topic about the sanctuary below. If you have any questions, please head over to our contact us page.

What We Do
For the past 30 years, we have cared for sick, injured and abandoned seals and otters and successfully rehabilitated and released hundreds of creatures back into the wild.
Our Story
Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary was born in May 1987 when the first common seal pup was rescued and was successfully released back into the wild.
Policies and Ethos
The main goal of the sanctuary is to release the wildlife back into the wild. We are also working hard to bring peoples attention to our natural environment and how we can live in harmony with the wildlife.
Which individuals are involved in supporting the sanctuary?
We love the work we do, but without your help we could not do it. If you feel called to support the sanctuary, please click below. Thankyou.