The Viking Isles : Travels in Orkney and Shetland, Paperback / softback Book

The Viking Isles : Travels in Orkney and Shetland Paperback / softback

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Paul Murton has long had a love of the Viking north - the island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland - which, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic the Orkneyinga Saga.

Today this fascinating Scandanavian legacy can be found everywhere - in physical remains, place-names, local traditions and folklore, and much else besides. This is a personal account of Paul's travels in the Viking north.

Full of observation, history, anecdote and encounters with those who live there, it also serves as a practical guide to the many places of interest.

From a sing-along with the Shanty Yell Boys to fishing off Muckle Flugga, from sword dancing with the men of Papa Stour to a Norwegian pub crawl in Lerwick, Paul paints a vivid picture of these lands and their people, and explores their extraordinary rich heritage.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, Maps; Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781780275802

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