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Skekling is an old Shetland folk tradition. A Skekler is the name for a type of disguised person dressed in a distinctive straw costume; it is a variant of the term ‘guiser’. Skeklers would go round the houses at Halloween, New Year, and turn up at weddings in small groups performing fiddle music in return for food and drink. Folk Costume, Costumes, Halloween Creatures, Wicker Man, Lourdes, Black Silhouette, Green Man, Banksy, Historical Clothing

Skeklers

Skekling is an old Shetland folk tradition. A Skekler is the name for a type of disguised person dressed in a distinctive straw costume; it is a variant of the term ‘guiser’. Skeklers would go round the houses at Halloween, New Year, and turn up at weddings in small groups performing fiddle music in return for food and drink.

Norse and Viking Ramblings: Broch Weddings Boy Scouts, Windmill, Vikings, Celtic, Scotland, Coast, Island, Weddings, Explore

Broch Weddings

One of the highlights of my recent visit to Shetland was an evening trip to Mousa, an island location that, like Eynhallow or Skellig Mich...

THE largest Viking replica longship in the world arrived in Lerwick harbour overnight after her mast snapped in strong northerly winds southeast of Shetland. The 114 ft Draken Harald H lies alongside Alexandra Wharf – Photo: Ian Leask. Vikings, Sailing, Strong, Boat, World, Boats, Scotland, The Vikings, Candle

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THE largest Viking replica longship in the world arrived in Lerwick harbour overnight after her mast snapped in strong northerly winds southeast of Shetland. The 114 ft Draken Harald H lies alongside Alexandra Wharf – Photo: Ian Leask.

Shetland crofter making a kishie, a type of basket made out of straw or rushes. These had many uses including carrying peat or potatoes, sowing seeds and oats, and transporting goods to and from market. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Scotland History, British Isles, The Past, Old Things, Black And White

Am Baile

Am Baile | Ambaile bi-lingual online archive of the culture of the Scottish Highlands - available in English and Gaelic, Crofter making peat kishie, Shetland

Will Herman completes a sea kayak circumnavigation of Shetland Mainland, Scotland Closing Circle, Kayaking, Waterfall, Journey, Sea, Mountains, Nature, Travel, Outdoor

Closing the Circle | A Sea Kayak Journey Around Shetland Mainland

Will Herman completes a sea kayak circumnavigation of Shetland Mainland, Scotland

Writer and photographer Will Herman had long dreamed of circumnavigating the Shetland mainland in a sea kayak, and in an article for Sidetracked magazine he does just that. Closing Circle, A Sea, Kayaking, Scotland, Sea Kayak, Journey, Waves, Boat, Island

Closing the Circle | A Sea Kayak Journey Around Shetland Mainland

Will Herman completes a sea kayak circumnavigation of Shetland Mainland, Scotland

Will Herman completes a sea kayak circumnavigation of Shetland Mainland, Scotland Closing Circle, Kayaking, Waterfall, Journey, Sea, Mountains, Nature, Travel, Outdoor

Closing the Circle | A Sea Kayak Journey Around Shetland Mainland

Will Herman completes a sea kayak circumnavigation of Shetland Mainland, Scotland

Kergord road Country Roads

Kergord road