Thousands of emigrants, many of them slaveholders, flocked in to take advantage and the settler population on the stolen lands skyrocketed
“The archive contains recordings taken from the 1920s through to the 1980s made by Soviet ethnographers and linguists but it is now extremely fragile.” – Professor Anderson
Orkney: Between Islands explores the inspiration and legacy of islands in the arts, crafts and literature of Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides.
The exhibition will open on Saturday 29 February at the Shetland Museum and Archives, running until Sunday 17 May and is free to enter.
“This important corpus of material will now be much more accessible to others investigating medieval and renaissance life.”
If you have been following the events surrounding the laying of the memorial to the victims of the Orkney Witch Trials it is worth your time to pop up to the Orkney Room to check out the display.