Tuesday Travels. . .Whaligoe Steps, Caithness

On the map the Whaligoe Steps can be found at  “The Haven”. When we returned to mainland Scotland after our trip to Shetland we stayed with my cousins at Burrigle, Forse.  We were fortunate to have our cousins show us around the lesser known parts of the countryside and the Whaligoe Steps were something I…

Tuesday Travels. . . .Clickimin Broch, Lerwick

There are iron Age brochs in many parts of Scotland but this is one of the more well-known ones.  The broch of Clickimin is situated on the outskirts of Lerwick and it was a short walk from our accommodation at Fort Charlotte. The broch is accessed by a causeway as it is on an island…

Tuesday Travels. . .Jarlshof, Shetland

This particular place blew me away.  Yes it was windy but the actual history that we were viewing was absolutely amazing.  I feel privileged that we were able to see it. Jarlshof is a historical site of Prehistoric and Norse Settlement on Shetland. In 1890 fierce storms exposed structures which had been hidden under layers…

Tuesday Travels. . .Shetland Museum and Archives

I will start with this tongue twister and you will find the reason why as you read on. . . . The reason for the tongue twister was this display in the Shetland Museum and Archives. In my family I am known for my love of butter and when I saw this display in the…

Tuesday Travels. . .The Scalloway Museum, Shetland

I loved this caption. This small museum is a definite stopping place if you visit Shetland.  It is only a small museum but there is so much to look at and read.  There is an excellent section on the story of the Shetland Bus.  I knew a little about it from fiction I had read…

The Shetland Textile Museum. . . .Tuesday Travels

I had read about the Shetland Textile Museum before we visited Shetland so it was one of the places on my list that I had to visit.  The bod is a restored fishing station and is the birthplace of Arthur Anderson who gifted Queen Victoria some stockings in fine Shetland lace. Out front of the…