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  1. Scorrie

    Parcel force

    If you use the Parcelforce website quote facility, it comes up with exactly the same prices to post a 5kg package from Shetland to either Wick, Northampton or Plymouth: £12.98 The price from Plymouth to Shetland is also the same as above - and the price from Shetland to Shetland is the same as well. Also, the price from Plymouth to Northampton is exactly the same price as quoted above so, as far as I can see, sending a parcel internally in England is no more costly than sending a parcel internally in Shetland, or from Shetland to the UK and vice versa. http://www.parcelforce.com/price-finder
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  2. Further to my announcement about Shetland's new Metal Detecting Club & Historical Society, here is the link to my full article that appeared in the Shetland Times 31/12/16: http://www.smdchs.co.uk/docs/romansinshetland.pdf Contrary to a follow-up 'Letter to the Editor' at the Shetland Times from the "infamous" Jeremy Godwin who writes a plethora of editorial 'replies' to newspapers all over the UK, here's my reply to the Editor: Regarding my recent article in the Shetland Times (30/01/17), "Hunt on to prove Romans were here before the Norse", I'd like to reply to Jeremy Godwin's letter contending 'Coins are not Roman'. This was a rather poor title for the Times to use, because coins found in Shetland were indeed Roman - but may not necessarily have been 'traded'. Further to this rebuke and Mr Godwin's comments, I fully acknowledge my typo error where I should have stated Agricola was Tacitus' father-in-law, and not the other way around. Perhaps if Mr Godwin had read my full 12 page document more closely which is downloadable from www.smdchs.co.uk where I correctly stated the relationship between Agricola and Tacitus, he would have realised the error in my Times article, plus many other areas I have researched that he seems to dispute. In addition, nowhere do I state that the Romans used coins in sacrifices. In my full document I mention it was not uncommon for the Romans to "make offerings to their Gods with coins and other artefacts", but this does not imply making sacrifices. Regardless, Mr Godwin who is apparently a regular protagonist on many island newspapers 'letters to the editor' (and does not live on Shetland), I realise that both he and the sceptics will have a field day with my theory. I take great reassurance that Calvert and Schliemann discovered the legendary Troy and the Vikings had a settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada some 500 years before Columbus. So, is it so far fetched the Romans actually visited Shetland? The research and the hunt for proof continues..... Paul MeyerShetland Metal Detecting Club & Historical Societywww.smdchs.co.uk
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