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Daily Archives: October 9, 2009

Yachtsman raises cash for lifeboats

Yachtsman raises cash for lifeboats

09/10/2009, by in News

A 70-year-old grandfather is arriving in Shetland today at the end of a 900-mile trek to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.Keen yachtsman Derek Parsons, of Pinner, Middlessex, is aiming to raise £10,000 for the RNLI, having been inspired by the service’s courageous work.... Read more...

Plans unveiled for Viking longhouse

Plans unveiled for Viking longhouse

09/10/2009, by in News

Shetland Amenity Trust applied for planning permission this week to build a full-size replica Viking long­house in Unst, the first time the trust will have attempted this type of construction.Assuming permission is granted, building at the seafront in Harolds­wick will take place over the wint... Read more...

Gunnister Man finds fans long after death

Gunnister Man finds fans long after death

09/10/2009, by in News

Shetland has lost its heart to the Gunnister Man.The anonymous man who met a lonely end in the hills of North­mavine three hundred years ago and whose clothes and personal effects were found in a peat bog in 1951 has had attention lavished on him in death in a way he never had in life.Visi... Read more...