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…

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…

Tuesday Travels. . .More of Shetland

We were in Shetland for nine days and we enjoyed every minute of it.  We were staying in an apartment called Fort Charlotte Apartments.  It was ideal for our purposes.  It was right in the centre of town next to the Fort, hence its name. Our apartment  can be seen to the right of the…

Welcome to Shetland. . .Tuesday Travels

This welcome sign is in the town of Lerwick.  We arrived in Lerwick aboard one of the Northlink ferries. The day we arrived the weather was beautiful. One day while we were exploring the area around the harbour at the centre of the town we saw several of the tender vessels which were used to…