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  1. That poses a question, who was the doctor between Dr Bowie and Dr Hunter? I seem to recollect hearing about a Dr MacKenzie.
  2. https://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/endcattlepro.html This an interesting story with a possible Shetland connection, there is a story that when a Shetland family emigrated to New Zealand in the 1800's, they also took with them their small flock of Shetland kye. Has anyone heard of, or maybe be related to this family that knows the story?
  3. This driver error has been ongoing for weeks this time.
  4. We wir listening tae John Tullochs CD, Memories of Westerskeld da idder day. In da song, da Islesmans Barbeque, he lists da drinks available, including "patunk an gin an lime". Whit wis patunk?
  5. Is there not something fishy about this?
  6. Since they stopped testing for coronavirus, we know how many people have tested positive, but we don't know how many people are self isolating because they have similar symptoms. For anyone who knows how to set it up, would this be the perfect place to anonymously report that they are suspected cases, giving a better understanding of how many cases there actually are in Shetland.
  7. Malakoff sells paraffin in 5 litre flasks.
  8. Thanks for the link Ghostrider, some interesting comments there, they think it was a German sailor, I don't know if it was reported in the papers at the time?
  9. Does anyone have any information about the War grave at Meal beach?
  10. https://plus.google.com/+DailyMail/posts/1TSSdaC55pv
  11. Independent Scotland will lose Orkney and Shetland Queen Margrethe II of Denmark revives claim of right under 500 year old Udal Law to reclaim sovereignty of Shetland and Orkney Isles. http://ahdinnaeken.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/danish-shetlands.jpg?w=500&h=177 “A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.†– Ellen Glasgow By Ilaf Maheedaf AN INDEPENDENT Scotland will have to hand back Shetland and Orkney according to Denmark’s British Ambassador. In partnership with Norway’s King Harald V, the Danish regent Queen Margrethe II intends reviving the ancient rites of Udal Law which were ratified by the Scottish parliament in 1567. According to Udal law, the Scottish parliament is legally bound to return the islands to Norway upon repayment of the Kalmar Union dowry following the betrothal of Margaret of Denmark to King James III of Scotland in 1468. The Danish Queen claims to have in her possession authenticated copies of the 1575-7 Orkney & Shetland Lawbooks which allow the islands to revert to their previous territorial possession under the Kalmar Union. Every copy of these books were believed destroyed by an agent of the Scottish crown, Patrick Stuart, around 1579. But acclaimed Danish historian Olaf Gerritupyeson discovered copies of the books in the Soviet wartime archives in Moscow. He believes the Nazis looted the historical lawbooks after the occupation of Denmark by the Wehrmacht in 1940. Under the auspice of Udal law the Orkneys and Shetlands will revert back to Denmark and Norway on the repayment of the dowry believed to be around 10,000 Kroner. It has been calculated that, due to interest rates and inflation, the figure could be as high as $3.7 billion dollars. Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjørn Jahnsen has already tabled a motion in Norways’s parliament seeking permission to use monies from Norway’s Oil Fund on behalf of the Norwegian and Danish governments. He said: “This could be one of the most lucrative and ethical investments we make with our Investment Fund monies.†Controversially, historian David Starkey helped verify the authenticity of the lawbooks and the constitutional legality of the dowry repayments. He said: “There is no doubting the wording of the laws contained in these ratified lawbooks. Should Denmark or Norway make the requisite dowry repayment, Scotland must return the sovereign territories – they have no right over the islands in any type of constitutional law. “The only contentious issue appears to be just how much the 10,000 Kroner would be worth in today’s currency.†Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslip said: “We are currently seeking alternative views on the legal implications of these laws. “The Scottish government is sure they wouldn’t stand up to the rigours of modern International advocacy.â€
  12. I have found that the only way to make a price appear in the ad is to include it in the item description. If you put a price in the box provided, it comes up as "offers".
  13. On several occasions I have seen funerals in the obituary column in " The Shetland Times " that had I known before hand I would have liked to attend. Funeral notices are posted in several places in Lerwick and in the Parish where the people have lived or have connections. I think " Shetlink " would be the ideal place to have an online funeral notice placed, does anyone have an opinion on this?
  14. Found it! Thanks Trout, by the way I seem to have acquired a twin brother!
  15. There's a "mark this topic read" but I can't see a "mark all topics read"
  16. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/10146081/Twitchers-flocking-to-see-rare-bird-saw-it-killed-by-wind-turbine.html
  17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE8IxwDArAw
  18. The caption in the photo is wrong, it isn't the Sunbeam LK 335 but the Nil Desperandum LK235.
  19. I have been in touch with P & O archives and they emailed back to say the North of Scotland Orkney and Shetland Steam Navigation Company records were deposited with Aberdeen University Library by P & O, this is a link to them:- http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/ If someone had a few days to spend searching the answer may be there!
  20. There were three iron propellor blades west of the pier, the tips had been broken off and refitted using a rivited brass plate. The late Marcus Georgeson told me they were from trawler, he remembered it happening when he was around 10 or 11 which would have made it around 1920 to 23. I have looked through old copies of the Shetland Times and Shetland News in the mid eighties but I didn't find any mention of it. I also asked Alastair W. McRobb who wrote the Story of the North of Scotland Orkney Shipping Company about the rumour that a North Boat lost a prop and he hadn't heard anything about it. There is still a story about a North Boat losing a prop east of the pier but I have not been able to find any proof of this.
  21. If you could luck Kavi doon dare an dan blow da bagpipes at him I'm sure dat'll shift dem.
  22. Someone posted this link to old maps http://geo.nls.uk/os6inch/google.html some time ago, it's not so easy to find it since the Shetlink search funtion stopped working. The link no longer works, does anyone know how to access it?
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