This site has been designed with accessibility in mind.

All text (including headings) can be enlarged using your browser text resize option.

All content is XHTML 1.0 compliant and adheres to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Any style sheets have been tested against the CSS 2 standard.

All pages validate as WAI double-A compliant.

[Graphic: W3C valid XHTML 1.1] [Graphic: W3C valid CSS] Level Double-A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

Skip Navigation

Each page contains a Skip Navigation link (see Access Keys below) that takes you to the beginning of the content area.

Access Keys

Several access or shortcut keys exist on all pages:

s: Skip navigation
1: Home
2: Contact us
3: Site map
4: Links
5: Site search
6: Shetland's story
7: Community museums
8: News
9: Copyright

These access keys will take you to the corresponding pages.

Internet Explorer users: Press Alt + [access key], then hit Enter.

Firefox users: Press Shift + Alt + [access key].

Browser Support

The content has been tested and proven to be fully usable on the following browsers:

  • PC: Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 1+, Opera 7.23+, Mozilla 1.5+
  • Macintosh: Safari 1+, Firefox 1+
    As this site validates to W3C standards for XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2, the content should also work with other browser and platform combinations.

However, we would be grateful if you could notify us of any problems with this site (please include the page's web address and a brief description of the bug).

All downloadable documents have been saved in a generic cross-platform format (RTF or PDF).