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Between Weathers: Travels in 21st Century Shetland
by Ron McMillan
The Shetland Islands sit where the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea meet, closer to the Arctic Circle than to London. Over the centuries they have been a vital staging post for Vikings, Hanseatic traders and merchant sailors from faraway lands. Yet somehow, the same islands remain off the map' of British consciousness. Ron McMillan spent weeks on the unbeaten Shetlan ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published December 31st 2008 by Sandstone Press
(first published May 15th 2008)
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Excellent! If you never wanted to visit the Shetland Islands, you certainly would after reading this. Warmth, humour and a "Local Hero" type book. Every one of the 23 reviews on Amazon has 5 stars. Next year a film is being made on one of the islands which should promote tourism and keep the islands from being abandoned.