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Between weathers : travels in 21st century Shetland

Author: Ron McMillan
Publisher: Dingwall : Sandstone, 2008.
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A Shetland travel narrative since Victorian times, in which the author spent weeks exploring scenic landmarks, archaeological treasure troves and remote islands. It is suitable for lovers of lyrical  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron McMillan
ISBN: 9781905207206 1905207204
OCLC Number: 220008309
Description: 258 pages cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Dedications Map of the Shetland Islands Foreword by Aly Bain PROLOGUE: GETTING THERE I. Northward bound in a Force 8 II. Mainland, the island LERWICK AND WEST MAINLAND I. A Czech welcome II. Da toon III. Fellow itinerants IV. Hitch-hiking revisited V. Two-time sooth-moothers PAPA STOUR I. Stone sentinels II. To Kirstan's holl and back III. A new hat for the fractious pastor FAIR ISLE I. North Atlantic woes II. You meet the nicest bank robbers on Fair Isle III. A roomful of bad beards IV. Knitting lessons V. Spinning wheels and butchered lambs VI. The weatherman and the Armada VII. One less windshield to wash VIII. Flight paths LERWICK AND VOE I. Divided loyalties II. Fourteen accordion bands III. boom/clump-chirp IV. In a young man's footsteps V. Mussels and membranes WHALSEY AND FETHALAND I. Bonnie Island II. The fridge, the soapstone and the walrus III. Hinterland economics THE ISLAND OF YELL I. Peat country II. The otter, the crofter and the cynic NORTHMAVINE AND BRAE I. NATO raiders and Johnnie Notions II. Geology made interesting III. Teacher man IV. South Atlantic salad days UNST I. A blether and a bus shelter II. Northernmost temporary northerner III. Out of the closet and into the brewery LERWICK The second worst driver in the world SOUTH MAINLAND I. Betty Mouat's frown II. The Braer bullet dodged III. ViKing, Hunny Bear and the Ness of Burgi IV. Solitude on St Ninian's V. Brochs, Bruces and house-burnings LERWICK Different strokes FOULA ISLAND I. Keeping the best to last? II. Glacially or overnight, things do change III. Through the ages IV. Eric's wide world V. Between weathers EPILOGUE: LERWICK FOR UP HELLY AA I. Traditions ancient and freshly painted II. Men in skirts, bearing blunt instruments
Responsibility: Ron McMillan ; foreword by Aly Bain.


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