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  1. 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?
  2. This driver error has been ongoing for weeks this time.
  3. 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?
  4. Is there not something fishy about this?
  5. 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.
  6. Malakoff sells paraffin in 5 litre flasks.
  7. 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?
  8. Does anyone have any information about the War grave at Meal beach?
  9. https://plus.google.com/+DailyMail/posts/1TSSdaC55pv
  10. 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 w
  11. 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".
  12. 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?
  13. Found it! Thanks Trout, by the way I seem to have acquired a twin brother!
  14. There's a "mark this topic read" but I can't see a "mark all topics read"
  15. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/10146081/Twitchers-flocking-to-see-rare-bird-saw-it-killed-by-wind-turbine.html
  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE8IxwDArAw
  17. The caption in the photo is wrong, it isn't the Sunbeam LK 335 but the Nil Desperandum LK235.
  18. 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!
  19. 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
  20. If you could luck Kavi doon dare an dan blow da bagpipes at him I'm sure dat'll shift dem.
  21. 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?
  22. It wasn't this one was it? http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/
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