Our Social Purpose

Shetlandeli is part of COPE Ltd, a well-established social enterprise and charity in Shetland. COPE Ltd provides skill development and employment for adults with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to work if they wish to, regardless of disability. Shetlandeli provides an inclusive and supportive work environment, free from discrimination and stigma. Everyone is valued for their abilities and encouraged to get involved in all aspects of running the enterprise. We provide a range of supported employee positions and volunteer skills development placements.

All profits from Shetlandeli are reinvested back into the company to fulfil our social and environmental purpose.

Our values

Shetlandeli is founded on the following values:


We recognise each other’s differences and show consideration for one another.


We believe everyone contributes equally to the success of our organisation and as such will be valued and appreciated.


We are committed to the principles of social justice and opposing prejudice.


We believe in working hard to ensure we are the best we can be for our participants, staff and customers.


We account for our activities, accept responsibility for them, and share the results in a transparent manner.

Find out more about COPE Ltd