Between Weathers, Travels in 21st Century Shetland

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For more than two thousand years the Shetland Islands have been a way station to Vikings, explorers, hardy traders and even hardier oilmen. Yet they somehow remain ‘off the map’ of British consciousness. Inspired by this paradox, Ron McMillan criss-crossed Shetland to explore glorious land and seascapes, treasures both natural and man-made, and the lives of present-day Shetlanders. Endlessly curious and wryly perceptive, this account of his travels brims with insights into the islands’ wildlife, archaeology and geology. Most of all, it casts a warm and engaging light on Shetlanders themselves. This is a narrative for lovers of enquiring, lyrical travel writing laced with humour.