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April 7th, 2019

Hard Down!, a new book, launched Friday, 14th June 2019

Latest issue of Coontin Kin now available

April 7th, 2019

The Voar issue of the society magazine Coontin Kin is now available and it’s now full colour throughout as we continue to develop and improve the publication. Issue no.110 has a wide range of interesting new material.

Issue number 84

Articles in this issue:

Diary of William Sinclair 1886-1887. This continuation from issue number 83, submitted by Pat McCoy [member no. 1816]. Grandson of Lerwick man James Sinclair, born c1780, William Sinclair from Liverpool had a rich seafaring life this diary style piece is full of interesting highlights.

Using the Kirk Session Records to Plug Gaps. Written by Pam Russell [member no. 1923] this very interesting piece gives us a insight into her use of the Kirk Sessions records at the Shetland Archives in Lerwick with many great examples of the type of information which can be unearthed there.

Visiting Shetland 11-17th May 2012. Written by Elisabth Power [member no. 1845]. Two distant relations, Elisabeth and Ralph Sinclair, having exchanged information for a period, remarkably meet for the first time aboard a boat taking tourists around Bressay and Noss.  A lovely account of a memorable research and family trip.

And much more...