Northern Isles - Orkney and Shetland

The island groups of Orkney and Shetland are unique and glorious outposts which have as much in common with the Nordic countries as they have with Northern Scotland. For many centuries they were vital stopping points for anyone journeying across the North Sea and their history and archaeology have recorded the influences that were carried to and fro. Here are books on their hardy but immensely hospitable people, their music, culture and language, their stone monuments and their prehistoric villages.

Book cover for An Orkney Boyhood An Orkney Boyhood

Duncan Cameron Mackenzie

Book cover for Between the Wind and the Water Between the Wind and the Water

Caroline Wickham-Jones

Between Weathers

Ron McMillan

The first travelogue on Shetland for many years looks at the wealth of natural attractions and the hospitality of the Shetland people.

Book cover for Isles Of The North Isles Of The North

Ian Mitchell

Book cover for Orkney Orkney

Gunnie Moberg

Book cover for Orkney Orkney

Patrick Bailey

Book cover for Orkney Pictures and Poems Orkney Pictures and Poems

Gunnie Moberg

with poems by George Mackay Brown

Book cover for Orkney Spirit Orkney Spirit

Liz Ashworth

Book cover for Orkney: A Historical Guide Orkney: A Historical Guide

Caroline Wickham-Jones

Book cover for Papa Westray Papa Westray

Jim Hewitson

Book cover for Shetland Shetland

Jill Slee Blackadder

A pictorial guide to the Shetland Isles

Book cover for Shetland Shetland

Norman S Newton

Book cover for Shetland Diaries Shetland Diaries

Simon King

Shetland Words

Alistair Christie-Johnston

Book cover for The Islands of Orkney The Islands of Orkney

Liv Kjorsvik Schei

One of the best descriptions of these lovely islands, now in a second edition.

The New History of Orkney

William P L Thompson

The definitive history of the Orkney Isles. Now in a long awaited second edition.

Book cover for The Shetland Isles The Shetland Isles

Liv Kjorsvik Schei


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