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List of Orkney and Shetland documents

GreatBritain. Scottish Record Office.

List of Orkney and Shetland documents

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by GreatBritain. Scottish Record Office.

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Published by (Scottish Record Office) in (Edinburgh) ((H.M. General Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YY)) .
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    Subjects:
  • Orkney -- Bibliography.,
  • Shetland -- Bibliography.

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    Statement(Scottish Record Office).
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(67)leaves ;
    Number of Pages67
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19311371M

      Orkney is a place of real contrasts. One minute you can be wandering through one of the islands’ bustling towns or villages, the next you’re standing on the edge of a dramatic coastline with nothing but salty sea air and beautiful scenery for company. VisitScotland asked Andrew Learmonth from Destination Orkney to share some photos of.   Orkney. Broch of Gurness Orkney Stretching out into the North Sea among strong winds and rough seas, Orkney and Shetland are Scotland’s most northern isles.. The most southerly of them and a short distance from the northern Scottish mainland is Orkney, also referred to as Orkney Isles, rising modestly from the sea, this cluster of more than seventy islands is a sparsely populated but very.

    Explore Orkney & Shetland holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. For the Vikings, the jaunt across the North Sea from Norway was as easy as a stroll down to the local mead hall and they soon controlled these windswept, treeless archipelagos, laying down longhouses alongside the stony remains of ancient prehistoric settlements.   This is an enchanting book that in plain terms describes the enduring customs and folk beliefs that have long made Orkney and Shetland special and unique in the British Isles. From the Sea Mither and the Stoor Worm to the hogboons and trows of hill and mound, the denizens of the deep and wights of the earth are delightfully s: 5.

    Orkney and Shetland passed into Scottish rule in in compensation for the nonpayment of the dowry of Margaret of Denmark, queen of James III. The Orkney Islands were fashioned by glacial erosion of the underlying sandstone, limestone, and igneous rocks into low, undulating hills, covered extensively by glacial deposits. Both Orkney and Shetland are essentially austere and bleak, but they have awe-inspiring seascapes, fascinating seabirds, remarkable ancient ruins, and genuinely warm, friendly people. Although a.


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The Court Book of Orkney and Shetland, Transcribed and edited by Robert S Barclay PublishedKirkwall. The Court Book of Orkney and Shetland, Transcribed and edited by Robert S Barclay PublishedEdinburgh (Scottish History Society, 4th series, volume 4).

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of Shetland, Orkney, Scottish and Viking books, together with a selection of children’s books. The listings are in alphabetical order, by author, to make it easier for you to find titles by a Shetland Arts Trust. Shetland Documents Ballantyne & Smith £ Acollection of texts from the medieval and early modern.

SC11/79 Miscellanea - Transcripts of documents deposited in H. Register House (Now National Records of Scotland) by George H.

Thoms, Sheriff of Orkney and Shetland from SC11/79/1 - In this book is a transcript of Katherine Grieve's trial from and also the trial of Janet Rendall of Rigga from (first three pages shown. The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland is the standard account of what to this day is one of the richest repositories of lore and custom in Britain.

The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common. In each the grey stone houses and treeless landscapes are scoured in. Ann Cleeves began her Shetland Island series in with Raven Black.

Originally intended as a quartet, the series has continued on and is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Ann Cleeves’ Shetland Island books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order): Publication Order of Shetland Island Books.

Series list: A Shetland Mystery (8 Books) by Ann Cleeves. A sortable list in reading order and chronological order with publication date, genre, and rating. Orkney and Shetland Valuation Joint Board and the Assessor for Orkney and Shetland have adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner.

The scheme has the Commissioner’s approval until 31 May You can see this scheme on our website at or by contacting us at the.

Scottish surnames from Orkney, and many Aboriginal Orkney names are also represented. However, an aboriginal name in Shetland would appear to almost invariably carry the suffix "son" - entirely different from Orkney whose history from the earliest days of Viking settlement is almost indistinguishable from that of Shetland.

This is a list of Orkney islands in Orkney archipelago is located 16 kilometres ( mi) north of mainland Scotland and comprises over 70 islands and skerries, of which 20 are permanently addition to the Orkney Mainland there are three groups of islands.

The North and South Isles lie respectively north and south of Mainland. The Pentland Skerries are a group of small. The following list of books are available at The Shetland Times Bookshop, the Shetland Museum and Archives, on board some NorthLink vessels and other good bookshops.

Shetland by Ann Cleeves Crime author Ann Cleeves has done a very fine job of putting Shetland on the map with her superb ‘Shetland’ series starring Detective Jimmy Perez, and.

The phrase "Northern Isles" generally refers to the main islands of the Orkney and Shetland archipelagos. Island of Stroma, which lies between mainland Scotland and Orkney, is part of Caithness, and so falls under Highland council area for local government purposes, not Orkney.

It is, however, clearly one of the "northern isles" of Scotland. Fair Isle and Foula are outliers of Shetland, but. Basically, the H&I are the Scottish Highlands, plus Orkney, Shetland, the Western Isles and including the city of Inverness.

For the purposes of this article (and Scottish geographers please accept it is only to be able include more books and not to redraw any boundaries north of the border!), I’m going to include all the Western Isles and.

The Court Books of Orkney and Shetland by Barclay. Robert S (Transcribes and Edits) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Additional Physical Format: Online version: Marwick, Ernest W.

Folklore of Orkney and Shetland. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield, (OCoLC) Lloyd Laing’s Orkney and Shetland () and F.T. Wainwright’s Northern Isles () tend to fall in the £20 or less range, as do a variety of currently in-print publications such as R.A.

Nicholson & S.J. Dockrill’s Old Scatness Broch, Shetland which describes a recently discovered site now attracting visitors from far. The Shetland Isles are located in the North Atlantic, as close to Norway as to Aberdeen.

Shetland consists of a group of islands with approximately miles of coastline and a population of aro The Orkney Islands are located six miles north of the Scottish mainland. The annual valuation rolls from also list owners and occupiers (reference VR).

The records of the Inland Revenue Valuation Office provide an overview of landownership in Their staff surveyed every property in Scotland, recording the names of owners, tenants and occupiers, charges on the land, valuations and other particulars.

Book Synopsis. InJames III married Margaret, the young daughter of Christian I of Denmark and Norway. Her father pledged Orkney and Shetland to the Scottish crown until such time as the dowry was settled in full.

As he was crippled with debts, the dowry was never paid. So, inthe islands became part of Scotland, creating the. Culture > Books > News Shelved, the book that outraged the Orkneys Publisher bins manuscript about 'repressed drunks stuck in the s' after threats of legal action and MP's complaint.

Orkney is a group of 70 plus islands and islets topped with swells of green hills, trout streams and forlorn stone circles that pre-date the history books. Only 20 of the islands are settled by people; the rest is the dominion of birds and whales.All books set in Shetland Islands on the global book map.

We found 21 books set in Shetland Islands and 33 others set nearby Vikings and the native population in Orkney and Shetland by Brian Smith. No recommendations yet. The Norn Language of Orkney and Shetland by Michael P. Barnes. You may then purchase a copy of the document or, if the document is beforeit will be on microfilm at the Family History Library.

To find the microfilm numbers, search in the library catalog for the 'Place-names' of Shetland and the subject of 'Probate records.' Then click on the link to the records of the Commissariat of Orkney & Shetland.