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…

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…

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, Lewis. . .Tuesday Travels

The Gearrannan Blackhouse Village is located on the island of Lewis quite near to the Callanais Standing Stones and the Carloway Broch.This excerpt is from the information board displayed at the village.It was like stepping back in time when we went inside the houses. This was a photo of two of the last residents of…