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Daily Archives: July 5, 2010

Past Life: Jean Jack

Past Life: Jean Jack

From Shetland Life, July 1985, No.57by Sheila GearWhen I was a child, listening to the Foula folk counting kin, one name that often cropped up was that of Jean Jack. It seemed to me that name was pronounced with an air of satisfied finality and since all family trees appeared to lead back to... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

I recently took the long road from Unst to sample the Flavour of Shetland festival at the pier in Lerwick. It turns out the flavour of Shetland is paella and strawberry waffles (not in the same dish). That and Chinese food seemed to be the most popular dishes on offer. There was a little bit of Shet... Read more...

Maritime: History re-enacted

Maritime: History re-enacted

The last steam-powered herring drifter in the world has recently undergone major restoration work, and a few weeks ago travelled under steam from Lowestoft to Great Yarmouth. Mick Harrod tells the story.It was a moment that has been dreamed of for many years. The Lydia Eva, the only remaining co... Read more...