Shetland Museum unveils new photographic exhibition capturing 1970s social history
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by Kirsty Farquhar
1w ago
A new photographic exhibition opens today at Shetland Museum and Archives which provides a glimpse into an aspect of Shetland’s social history during the 1970s ..read more
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Shetland Museum unveils ‘All About Everything’ featuring the creative work of Eric Gray students
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by Kirsty Farquhar
1M ago
The creative and colourful work of Eric Gray students is on display from today in a new exhibition ‘All About Everything’ at the Shetland Museum and Archives ..read more
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Marion Ninianson’s Roup
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by Kirsty Farquhar
1M ago
Roup is a word not commonly used in Shetland any more, although the Shetland Times in 1962 advertised a house in Scalloway “for sale by public roup.” A roup is an auction. The word derives from old Scots and old English terms meaning to shout or cry out. There may even be a connection to an Icelandic word meaning to brag or boast. Some roups, like sales of stock could be fine social occasions, meeting places for the like-minded. Some other roups were sadder – business ventures gone awry, or the result of plain bad luck ..read more
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New summer exhibition Ebbe and Flow to open this weekend
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by Kirsty Farquhar
1M ago
A new exhibition celebrating cultural and maritime connections with Scandinavia through the work of Scottish and Norwegian artists opens this Saturday in Da Gadderie, Shetland Museum and Archives ..read more
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Shetland Amenity Trust celebrates collaboration with Shetland Family History Group in acquiring Gilbert Goudie’s Notebook
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by Kirsty Farquhar
2M ago
Shetland Amenity Trust is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of a significant 19th century notebook to the Shetland Archives, thanks to the generous support of the Shetland Family History Society (SFHS ..read more
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Wonderful woolly evening at the Shetland Museum
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by Kirsty Farquhar
2M ago
What a fantastic evening at the Shetland Museum celebrating the announcement of the new Shetland Wool Week Patrons, the Doull Family, and their beautiful Islesburgh Toorie ..read more
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Shining a light on Ann Harriet Pottinger this International Women's Day
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by Kirsty Farquhar
4M ago
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2024 we shine a light on Ann Harriet Pottinger, née Hunter, one of many unsung, hard-working Shetland women who made a difference to their community and family ..read more
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New book of Shetland Fine Lace Knitting launched
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by Kirsty Farquhar
4M ago
A new publication, ‘Shetland Fine Lace Knitting – Recreating patterns from the past’ by Shetland Museum’s textiles curator, Carol Christiansen, has launched this week ..read more
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Profound new exhibition, Polar North, captures the fragility of the Arctic landscape
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by Kirsty Farquhar
4M ago
A profound new exhibition which captures the fragile and shifting beauty of the Arctic landscape opens this Sunday 10 March at Da Gadderie, Shetland Museum and Archives ..read more
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Shetland Museum and Archives launches series of ‘Thursday Lates’ heritage talks
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by Kirsty Farquhar
5M ago
Evenings celebrating Shetland’s rich culture and heritage will begin next month as Shetland Museum and Archives launches its programme of ‘Thursday Lates’ talks ..read more
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