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Seasons of A Shetland Crofter

hello everyone, just a quick reminder today about our Seasons of A Shetland Crofter competition which closes in a few weeks. We’ve had some great entries so far but we are still looking for more – To remind you we are looking for seasonal stories and photos taken in Shetland which show you the nature and agricultural aspect of our culture that crofting and farming have given us over the years..

We are hosting the competition together with Vispring, Shetland Amenity Trust and Shetland Wool Week  and for some inspiration I thought I’d share some modern and historical photos we have shared on the blog before:

Sheep at the Voe Show

Wool just been clipped, Bressay

Berry Farm

Shetland Sheep and Lambs

Suprise Lamb at the Cunningsburgh Show

Clipping Sheep

Caaing Sheep

Rams at the Walls Show

You do not have to be a crofter to enter (I took quite a few of these and I’m just a toonie with a crofter grandad!) but if you have historical or current photos that you feel show the crofting or nature of Shetland we would love to see them, the prizes include a Real Shetland Wool Vispring Bed (!) and a two night stay at Sumburgh Lighthouse so its definitely worth entering.

The competition closes on the 21st of July and you can enter and find terms and conditions here. 

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Great photos thank you

    July 5, 2019
  2. Catherine Ritchie #

    Photo of Berry farm reminded me of my early childhood in Aberdeenshire. Lovely!
    Hay “coles” in Doric dialect.

    July 5, 2019

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