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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

Issue number 111

Issue no.111 has the usual wide range of very interesting contributed articles and includes:

75th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings by Jasmine Moncreiff [member 2229]

An excellently written piece about the events surrounding the events of a momentous event in human history and the now famous image of the landing which prominently includes Shetland man, Jeemie Leask.

Sandwick Parish Church by David Johnson [member no. 542]

Part two and the completion of a  very informative piece spurred on by the cover image on issue number 106, Voar 2018, of Sandwick Parish Church. A wonderfully detailed piece on the Kirk itself and the folk of the parish.

Brotherly Love: The Bairnson Brothers by J. Laughton Johnston [member 1040]

The author, perhaps better known for his fabulous book A Kist of Emigrants writes in detail of the seafaring Bairnson family from Dunrossness. Careers that overlap, captains, whaling and wars.

Who was William Grindley and where did he go? By David Grindlay [member 2117]

The mysterious tale of descendants of Joan Williamson form Muckle Roe and the mystery of two images of a Police officer in the uniform of the Leith Police.

 ... all this and much more.