July 20th, 2019
The Simmer 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.111 has a wide range of interesting new material.
June 2nd, 2019
Annual balance sheet published
Issue number 108
Issue no.108 has the usual wide range of very interesting contributed articles and includes:
The Story of Shetland Tweed by Andy Ross
Perhaps something not widely associated with Shetland, tweed. In fact the manufacture it has been for a very long time and industrially strong from the beginning of the 20th century into the 1960s. An interesting peerie historical piece indeed.
John Leslie of Ustaness: an oppressor of orphans? By David Beattie [member no.1259]
Laird and Sherriff Substitute of Whiteness and Weisdale, John Leslie, did he, following a roup he judged, take advantage of the proceedings and withhold an estate value from the two orphan girls of Olla Laurenceson? To find out, and perhaps form your own opinion you should read this gripping tale.
My Shetland Family (part one) by Brenda Campbell [member no.2750]
The author’s mother, born on February 27th, 1912 at number 2 Albany Street, Lerwick, a somewhat remarkable start to life for peerie Mary Barbara Stout and only told her daughter when she was I her nineties. Life’s story unfolds and an early kick-start due to being “a proud Viking”.
Shetland Men in the army, The Great War by Jon Sandison [member no. 2099]
Yet more remarkable research from Jon Sandison on the Shetlanders caught up in the horrors of The Great War – detailed and a must read for all with family who served.
... all this and much more.