As a Club Member you’ll be invited to come on organised field trips, learn about the various models of detectors, what’s best for Shetland, how to use the correct tools and accessories, and help the Club research new sites. Although there is no fee to join us, we do encourage you to become a member of the National Council for Metal Detecting NCMD. Membership subscriptions start 1st April each year. As a NCMD Member you’ll benefit from having £10,000,000 of Public Liability Insurance Cover, and you’ll also learn “where not to detect” such as Scheduled Historical & Ancient sites and the importance of respecting the Code of Conduct.
Metal detecting is an exciting and fun hobby for all ages and is enjoyed by thousands of folk throughout the UK. Some astounding finds are made each year that adds to the rich history of our country. If you reside on Shetland and are interested in local history and would like to know more about metal detecting, we’d be pleased to welcome you as a new member of the SMDCHS. If you’re already an active detectorist and own a metal detector you’re only too welcome to join us. You’ll find many advantages being a club member that we hope will help you to further your hobby.