Old Travel Blog Photograph Airth Shetland Islands Scotland

Old travel Blog photograph of Airth, a village on the Northern coast of the West Shetland Mainland at the southern end of Aith Voe, some 21 miles west of Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland. The modern settlement occupies an area originally named Aithsting during the period of Norse occupation. The surrounding Parish is still known as Aithsting. John Nicolson, from Airth, was a late 19th century writer and political activist. His first book entitled Sprigs o' Aithstin Heather was published in Lerwick in 1898. He wrote the words for The Galley Song which is sung annually at Up-Helly-Aa.

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