Greetings from Shetland

We are now open to booked appointments only. A big step in the right direction.
Contact Elinor (secretary@shetland-fhs.org.uk) or myself if you would like to visit us.
Maximum of two people at one time.
What3words to find the side door entrance is ///sweeper.glideline.split (or a tap on our side window will alert us to your arrival!)

We are pleased to announce that the Shetland FHS will be holding a free Virtual Conference on Saturday the 27th November (UK time). This will be on Zoom and hosted by Scottish Indexes.

We have three speakers lined up – Laughton Johnston talking about Shetland Captains 1850-19; Jon Sandison giving a guide to the Commonwealth War Graves in Shetland; and Professor Wendy Wickwire talking about James Teit, the renowned Shetland anthropologist. We are waiting confirmation of our fourth speaker, who will be announced in due course. We will finish with a live open question and answer session on Saturday evening (UK time).

The talks are being pre-recorded so that they will be available online enabling people in every time zone to see them over that weekend.

Registration is online and now open. The event is free but we are encouraging the public to donate via our donation button on the SFHS website.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3616293640902/WN_holwbmDxQxiBOauQJcb24g

Please visit our video on YouTube to see our new offices and meet some of the members here in Shetland.

We all enjoyed making the video and thanks to Barnum Smith and Mary Blance for all the help they gave us.

Susan Cooper
chair@shetland-fhs.org.uk

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