“It is time for change and time for voters across this constituency to grasp the opportunity to create a fairer, greener and more equal society as part of an independent Scotland.”
“Their fingers, not infrequently, busily ply their knitting needles, the while shoulders and back are supporting the heavy creels of peat.”
“The peasant still employs them for carting peat and occasionally they may be met with attached to a lady’s phaeton.”
“Women with great baskets filled with peat go bowing homeward, or, with empty baskets, tramp towards the bogs.”
‘In the broad space between the wall of circumvallation and the broch itself are the foundation lines of a multitude of structures. Something similar to this I noted twice elsewhere, near the ruins of a broch at Scapa in the Orkneys, and at the ferry between Bressay and Noss (Shetland), likewise the site of a broch.’
“From this and other analogous phenomena observed in connection with the prehistoric remains found in these islands, the folk mind has deduced the conclusion that the Picts were a race of dwarfs. “
‘To bed, but not to sleep; they have a clock tower with musical chimes in Lerwick, and it does not afford you time to fall asleep between its quarter hour rehearsals.’
‘On the 12th of July the St Magnus carried us northward to the Shetland Islands. We had a moderately placid sea, but as immoderately tumbling boat; nevertheless it was a passage keenly enjoyed.’
The investment covers a 10 year period with £50million from the UK Government, £50million from the Scottish Government and is hoped to attract further investment of up to £293 million in match funding.
Of the brochs that are known about, 120 of them are in Shetland.