Reminiscences of a Voyage to Shetland Orkney Scotland in the Summer of 1839

Reminiscences of a Voyage to Shetland  Orkney   Scotland in the Summer of 1839

Burra Isle is a Mr Pennant , generally acknowledged as one of the best fishcurers in Shetland , and with him it was resolved to place my Faroese . Partly to make sure that my countrymen were comfortably settled before leaving them among ...

Author: Christian Ployen



Category: Scotland

Page: 272

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Categories: Scotland

From Shetland With Love at Christmas

From Shetland  With Love at Christmas

A heartfelt thank you to the Shetlanders for providing such a warm welcome whilst I holidayed in Lerwick, Shetland – who would have thought that this little girl's dream of visiting the top of the weather map would result in another ...

Author: Erin Green

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472281531

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 416

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'A warm, funny, uplifting writer to celebrate!' KATIE FFORDE If you love Lucy Diamond, Phillipa Ashley, Sue Moorcroft and Holly Martin, you'll LOVE Erin Green's novels of love, life and laughter! 'A lovely, heart-warming story of three very different women trying to change their lives for the better . . . I was hooked! I hope there will be many more books in this lovely series!' CHRISTINA COURTENAY 'A delicious Shetland setting and the exquisite writing of Green, come together for a delightful tale of friendship, family and love' JENNI KEER Readers are enchanted! 'A lovely Christmas read . . . made me feel good. Excellent' 'An essential for anyone's pre-Christmas light and relaxing reading list' 'I couldn't put this book down it was that good. . . 10 stars at least' 'A wonderful festive read that makes you wish you were there' 'This was a beautiful escapist read' 'Great characters, great storyline and a big hug in book form will be found within the pages of this amazing festive book. Loved it' 'A lovely story of friendship, love, and starting over. I wish I lived in this town, could shop at their stores and be friends with these lovely characters' ........................................................................... Friendship can be the greatest gift you'll ever give... Verity is embarking on a better-late-than-never gap year now that her sons have flown the nest, and dreams of turning a lifetime's hobby of knitting and crocheting into a profitable new enterprise at Lerwick Manor's gallery. Nessie has returned to Shetland after two years spent retraining as a blacksmith on the Scottish mainland. She's determined to do whatever it takes to reignite the traditional craft and prove that gender is no obstacle to taking on her family's heritage. Isla is fresh out of catering college, but she is desperate to prove she has what it takes to run Lerwick Manor's artisan café. Focused on perfecting her grandmother's traditional recipes, Isla has no time for anything else - especially not her pesky ex. With the island's Yule Day celebration fast approaching, it's the ideal moment for their crafts to shine. But they can't do it alone - and their friendship might turn out to be their greatest creation yet... ........................................................................... 'A perfect story full of hope, love and friendship' 5* reader review 'An uplifting, engaging and heart warming book. Loved it' 5* reader review 'An amazing book and makes you really think that your dreams of changing your life can really happen' 5* reader review 'The author has the knack of making her characters spring off the pages so real that you'll care about them' Peterborough Telegraph Don't miss any of Erin Green's gloriously uplifting reads in Lerwick - look out for From Shetland, With Love, Sunny Stays at the Shetland Hotel and A Shetland Christmas Carol - perfect for any season! You are invited to a holiday where friendship, home comforts and romance are guaranteed... look for New Beginnings at Rose Cottage! If you don't ask you'll never know... it's a great time for Taking a Chance on Love!
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

The birds of Shetland Ed by S H Saxby

The birds of Shetland  Ed  by S H  Saxby

In most parts of Shetland the cottages are isolated , so that when the inhabitants of one of them are out of sight the immediate neighbourhood is perfectly quiet . Now as soon as a death occurs the door is shut , and , with very few ...

Author: Henry Linkmyer Saxby


ISBN: OXFORD:590878094



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The Shetland Dialect

The Shetland Dialect

The percentage of 'yes' votes for question (1) was 62.4% in Shetland and 74.3% for Scotland as a whole; 'yes' votes for question (2) were 51.6% in Shetland compared with 63.5% across Scotland. In the 2014 Scottish independence ...

Author: Peter Sundkvist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000214840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The traditional dialect spoken in the Shetland Isles, the northernmost part of Scotland and Britain, is highly distinct. It displays distinct, characteristic features on all linguistic levels and particularly in its sound system, or its phonology. The dialect is one of the lesser- known varieties of English within the Inner Circle. Increasing interest in the lesser- known varieties of English in recent years has brought a realization that there are still blanks on the map, even within the very core of the Inner Circle. Sundkvist’s comprehensive treatise draws upon results from a three- year research project funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, for which a phonological survey of the Shetland dialect was carried out between 2010 and 2012. This book is a useful resource for those working on historical linguistics and is intended to serve as a comprehensive description and accessible reference source on one of the most distinct lesser- known varieties of English within Britain. It documents and offers a systematic account of the rich regional variation as well as being a reference source for those studying the historical formation and emergence of the Shetland dialect and language variation and change in Shetland, as well as those within the broader field of Germanic linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Tour Through Some of the Islands of Orkney and Shetland

A Tour Through Some of the Islands of Orkney and Shetland

Moorfowl or grous , which are common in Orkney , are not known in Shetland . The heath here is probably too ftunted to afford them that shelter which they require . Trees . - There are none in Shetland * .

Author: Patrick Neill



Category: Orkney (Scotland)

Page: 258

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Categories: Orkney (Scotland)



Of course the first visitors to Shetland came by boat and the journey must have been long and arduous. It is possible they arrived before 5000 BC, but the oldest remaining structures – chambered cairns, houses and field walls left by ...

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509809806

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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In this gloriously illustrated companion to her novels, Ann Cleeves takes readers through a year on Shetland, learning about its past, meeting its people, celebrating its festivals and seeing how the flora and fauna of the islands changes with the seasons. An archipelago of more than a hundred islands, it is the one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom. Its fifteen hundred miles of shore mean that wherever one stands, there is a view of the sea. It has sheltered voes and beaches and dramatically exposed cliffs, lush meadows full of wild flowers in the summer and bleak hilltops where only the hardiest of plants will grow. It is a place where traditions are valued and celebrated, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced. Whether it is the drama of the Viking fire festival of Up Helly Aa in winter, or the piercing blue and hot pink of spring flowers on the clifftops, the long, white nights of midsummer or the fierce gales and high tides of autumn, Shetland is vividly captured in all its bleak and special beauty.
Categories: Photography

The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland

The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland

Johnsmas in Shetland was, Laurence Williamson remembered, 'a great festival. The haaf men [the crews who took their boats to fish in the deep sea] had a feast in their lodge and each man got a kjit of mil gruel [covered dish of porridge ...

Author: Ernest Marwick

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9781788852722

Category: History

Page: 216

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The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common. In each the grey stone houses and treeless landscapes are scoured in winter by stinging gales, and in summer lie under the endless days of the ‘simmer din’. Originally Norwegian, they have been part of Scotland for five hundred years, but their many and varied legends, folk tales and customs are still saturated with Norse influences. While this book tells tales and discusses beliefs that are known throughout the northern isles, it also outlines those elements which are unique to each island group. The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland is the standard account of what to this day is one of the richest repositories of lore and custom in Britain. Ernest Marwick not only recounts countless tales which have been transmitted aurally and by writing, but also places these tales within geographical and historical contexts, thus enabling a deeper appreciation of this wonderful material. A bibliography is also included, together with an index of tale types and motifs.
Categories: History

The Zoologist

The Zoologist

Glossy Ibis in Shetland , 8448 . Iceland Falcon in Shetland , 8484. Greenfinch in Shetland , 8192. Woodcock , Moorhen , Pintail Duck and Pomarine Skua in Shetland , 8494. Honey Buzzard in Shetland , 8631 . Food of the Dipper , 8631.



ISBN: RUTGERS:39030035836966

Category: Zoology


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Greenfinch in Shetland , 9438 , 9488 , Dorsetshire , 9670 ; in Lincolnshire , 9567 ; in West Sussex , 9497 ; in the 9774 Isle of Wight , 9604 ; eggs of in nest of Heteronereis longissima , extraordinary chaffinch , 9729 ; in Shropshire ...



ISBN: UCBK:C045843429

Category: Zoology

Page: 490

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Categories: Zoology