Unst: my island home and its story.
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Unst: my island home and its story. by Charles Sandison

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Published by Shetland Times Ltd. in Lerwick (Shetland) .
Written in English



  • Unst Island.


  • Unst Island

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Bibliography: p. 120.

LC ClassificationsDA890.U55 S25
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 120 p.
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4361892M
ISBN 10090066200X
LC Control Number78415528

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The Unst Heritage Centre tells the engrossing story of the islanders' struggle for existence over the centuries. Most Unst families are still involved with the traditional crofting life depicted here, but there's a variety of other work based on the island's resources and position, such as quarrying, fish farming, craftwork (fine knitwear in. The scenery of Unst. The third biggest island in an almost treeless Shetland has its share of peaty bogs, but add dramatic cliffs towering over jagged shores, heather covered hills stretching down to golden sandy beaches, animals grazing on fertile farmland and freshwater lochs, and you have a varied and spectacular landscape packed into just 12 miles long and 5 miles wide. Unst is important for its seabird colonies, including those at Hermaness National Nature Reserve. It is also known for its plant life, including Norwegian sandwort and Shetland Mouse-ear, the latter unique to the island. Bibliography * Sandison, Charles - "Unst: My Island Home and its Story", Shetland Times, [repr. ] References. Fun fact: the Shetland Crest and motto is displayed on the ferries. The text comes from old Icelandic and means as much as “By law shall the land be built up”. Jimmy Perez helped me wait. Waiting in the car for the ferry, I read some more in “Cold Earth”, the 7 th Ann Cleeves Shetland book about Detective Jimmy Perez, see my second Shetland blog.I had it on my Nook, a handy way to.

  Vivian Ross-Smith: Different Approaches. Soon enough, I shall experience even more of its strength, as I am fighting my way through Storm Gertrude to reach Weisdale where visual artist Vivian Ross-Smith has invited me into her studio. Vivian is one of Shetland’s young people, who had left the islands for school and training, but like the majority, also came back to island life. A. The Abarat: 25 islands in an archipelago, one for each hour and one for all the hours, from the series The Books of Abarat by Clive Barker; Absolom: a prison island in the movie Escape from Absolom; Acidophilus: an island in Greece appearing in the adventure game Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" Aepyornis Island: an atoll near Madagascar, in H. G. Wells' story by that name.   Closer to the Arctic Circle than London, the home on Unst in the Shetlands is on the market for offers over £85, The flat boasts breathtaking sea . 7 Dec - The lovely island of Unst and RAF Saxa Vord. See more ideas about Island, Island of skye and Bus stop design pins.