P&O Flag flies at Bod

July 20th 2015

The P&O flag is again flying at the Bὂd of Gremista, following an appeal from Shetland Amenity Trust Vice Chairman, Captain George Sutherland, to acquire a replacement.

Shetland Museum and Archives have recently taken delivery of two original P&O Flags from P&O Heritage. One has been gifted to the Shetland Textile Museum which is currently based at the Bὂd of Gremista, Arthur Anderson’s birthplace, and the other will be put into the Shetland Museum collection.

Replacement flags for daily use were commissioned to ensure the colours are displayed at the historic Bὂd building.

Shetland born Aruthur Anderson founded the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company in 1840, which went on to become P&O; one of the best known shipping companies in the world.

P&O Heritage is an organisation which exists to preserve and celebrate the maritime history and collections of P&O. Their website, www.poheritage.com, enables public access to the collections which highlight the contribution that P&O has made to the world over the last 175 years.