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The Shetlands: In the footsteps of the Vikings


Please refer to Zooms and Clichés: Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland for more information

The Shetlands are the northernmost islands of the United Kingdom and, quite often, on maps are placed apart from the rest of the country in a separate box to save on space! One could argue that they would fit in just as well, if not better, within a map of Scandinavia. History has sometimes concurred with this view since the islands were under Viking, later Scandinavian, domination, from the 9thcentury to 1472.

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