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Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

October 1st, 2019

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.

Society balance sheet 2018

June 2nd, 2019

Annual balance sheet published

Surname of the Month - Inkster

Published: 09 September 2014

At a combined event organised by the Burra History Group and the Shetland Family History Society, the launch of the third Surname of the Month was a most enjoyable evening. Found only in Orkney and Shetland in the English speaking world, the Inkster surname appears in the northern parishes in Shetland, but is said to have arrived in Burra Isle in the early 1600s and is the parish most associated with the name.

The Burra History Group holds a huge amount of local information and there is also a display and research available at 6 Hillhead, Lerwick.

Pictured at the launch are, standing from left: Jasmine Moncrieff, Doreen Inkster, Ian Inkster, Florence Grains, Willie Johnson, Douglas Sinclair, Jean Gifford, Laurina Herculson, Senga McMillan, Barry McMillan, George Inkster, Rosemary Inkster, Joan Robertson. Seated from left: Magnus Inkster, Margaret Sinclair, Adalene Fullerton, Aileen Robertson.