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NEW - Cenus now available online!

November 17th, 2020

NEW online content added for members

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

September 7th, 2020

The Hairst issue of the society magazine Coontin Kin is now available, it’s now full colour throughout as we continue to develop and improve the publication. Issue no.112 has a wide range of interesting new material.

Season's greetings from Shetland

Greetings to you all from Shetland, we send our very best wishes for 2021 wherever you may be.

With the new members area and a larger internet membership we would draw your attention to the centre pages of the recent Yule edition of Coontin Kin. This explains the different ways to renew your membership and change to internet membership if you wish to do so. 

For existing online members, you will not be able to renew your membership until it is due. For most people this is January or February, in the full calendar month you paid your last subscription. If you have any queries then please get in touch with me or our Membership Secretary, Beth, and we can help.

Any member can access the members only area of this site if you have given us your email address. I do hope you are enjoying the new material we are sourcing for this area. We have more organised for the 2021.

Susan Cooper.


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