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The adventures of Ninian Neven

Archivist Brian Smith delves into the incredible story of his ten-times great grandfather the accomplished and unruly Ninian Neven. ...

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The hundredth birthday of John Alexander Cruickshank

Today, a rather special one, John Alexander Cruickshank, has his hundredth birthday. He is now the last living Victoria Cross holder ...

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Victory in Europe

Shetland took the news of the end of the war in Europe in much the same way as the rest of Britain, a mixture of relief, reflection, ...

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Reading in the Archives

The Shetland Archives has an extensive collection of manuscripts, books, oral history recordings, maps and many other types of ...

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Social Networking in the 1940s

Anyone reading this blog is used to sharing information and connecting with people online. We take it for granted that, if we want to ...

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Da Croon o Da Ura

One of Shetland’s more remarkable archaeological sites is Da Croon o Da Ura, in Unst, just about the most northerly part of the ...

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