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Sharing Shetland Surnames - 2017

April 25th, 2017

Following on from the highly successful projects last year the Society has two projects simmering away now for launch during the year.

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

March 23rd, 2017

The latest edition of the society magazine Coontin Kin is now available and is full of interesting material.

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available June 27th, 2016

The latest issue of the society magazine Coontin Kin is now available. Issue no.99 has the usual wide range of very interesting contributed articles and includes:

Diary of Charles Abernethy, June – September 1916 by Charles Abernethy [member no. 1253]

Continued from Coontin Kin, issue 97. Charles was born in New York in 1889 but his father, Andrew, was born in Clousta and emigrated in the 1870’s. This extensive and detailed war time dairy was only discovered after Charlie passed away.

Captain Thomas Tait (1848–1899), a Master Mariner from Aithsting by John Gunn [member no. 2224]

Continued rom Coontin Kin 98.

The Skerries Fight of 1726 by Violet McQuade [member no. 1370]

In the begging of May, 1726 a fight took place at the Böd in Skerries between Sinclairs and Giffords. They were at loggerheads about who should have possession of the Böd. Some men were wounded and one man, Magnus Flaws, was killed. A detailed account of those involved.

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More information on the Society’s project work, annual report, tips and hints.

... all this and much more..

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