Shetland and the Greenland Whaling
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Available to order for despatch from 6th August 2019
The Shetland Islands have a long connection with the whaling industry. Many Shetland families have grandfathers, uncles, husbands and brothers who went to the Antarctic whaling in the early 20th century, but there was a time, in the previous century, when hardly a household in Shetland did not have a family member away at the Arctic whaling.
This book chronicles the involvement of Shetlanders in what was officially termed the "Greenland and Davis Straits Trade", or the "Greenland whaling" as it became more generally called. It also attempts to illustrate the effects, both economic and social, this long involvement with whaling in the Arctic had in the Shetland Islands.