Changed (school) days indeed!

When I attended the Central School during my  last year in early 1950’s we had a gym period last thing on Friday.
At that time there was no bridge to Burra, and if I could have got away early I could catch the bus to Scalloway and the Tirrick to Hamnavoe and home for the weekend. No Chance!.
In the winter months due to the ferry timetable,  we could not get home for the weekends except for during Easter and Xmas holidays.
James A. Pottinger
Skerry View,


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  • Ronald Young

    • November 20th, 2016 12:30

    Being a “Sooth Moother” (actually from Whitwell in Derbyshire) I used to think that I’d got a horrid journey to/from school in Chesterfield in the late 50’s & early 60’s and using service busses. It took about an hour to school and 1 3/4 hours returning to home.

    Reading some of the stories of journeys that children in Shetland (and Orkney) have to carry out, I can fully understand how they will feel and sympathise with them.


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