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 98
Issue no.98 has the usual wide range of very interesting contributed articles and includes:
James Tait (1846-1927) Shipmaster, artist and photographer by David Beattie [member no. 1259] continued from issue number 97
Part two of the third and last article on this seafaring Scalloway family. This extensive piece of research highlights a very rich seafaring life. Details on family, career changes and advancement during the times of sail and steam shipping.
Georgeson Lighthouse Keepers in British Columbia by Nancy Budge [member no.8]
Henry and James Georgeson were both light keepers on the Gulf Islands which lie between Vancouver Island and Mainland Canada. A remarkable tale of two brothers, Henry jumped ship in the mid 1800’s and made his way to Canada. James went to Canada in 1887, presumably to join his brother.
Fair Isle Ghosts by Carol Tweedie
Emanating from photographs which became the basis of a book, Fair Isle Ghosts, detail of the lives and emigration from one of Shetland’s more remote islands.
Read the story here: http://www.fairisleghosts.com
Buy the book here: Shetland Times Bookshop
... all this and much more.