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  1. Hello, I am working on my masters project looking at intangible cultural heritage in Shetland. UNESCO define intangible cultural heritage as "the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity." Below are a list of areas that are included: oral traditions and expressions, including language as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage;performing arts;social practices, rituals and festive events;knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe;traditional craftsmanship So what things can you think of that would fall into the above categories? I want to try and make my project as wide ranging as possible to show what a rich and diverse place Shetland is!
  2. Anyone any idea what the concrete building foundations were on the west shore of the Clikimin loch. If anyone has photos of these in their prime please post them, would love to see them in use. Shetland has huge amounts of odd structures mostly from the world war eras and tracking down what they were and what they were used for is very hard.
  3. For those interested in Shetland's history and are looking for an interesting outdoor activity, we're pleased to announce the newly formed 'Shetland Metal Detecting Club & Historical Society' (SMDCHS). The club is planning some very interesting projects during 2017 and we cordially invite any Shetland resident to join us - even if you currently don't own a metal detector! New members of all ages** are welcome to apply to join by going to www.smchs.co.uk * applicants under age 16 require parental consent Note: The club has a Code of Conduct as specified by the National Council for Metal Detecting (NCMD) and fully complies with the law pertaining to scheduled monuments which are legally protected under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.
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