Friday, March 12, 2021

Living Heritage Podcast Ep201 Shetland History and Folklore with Dr Andrew Jennings

Lerwick, Scotland. Image via swifant/wikimedia.

Dr Andrew Jennings is based in Lerwick, Shetland's capital. He enjoys everything about life in this beautiful archipelago, from rowing in the local yoal team and taking part in the Fire Festival, to walking the dog and experiencing the wild Shetland weather. Living in Scotland's most northerly islands, with their Nordic cultural inheritance, inspires his research and his teaching. He is the programme leader on the MLitt Viking Studies, Island Studies, Orkney and Shetland Studies and Highlands and Islands Literature.


Living Heritage is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum
professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep history alive at the
community level. The show is a partnership between HeritageNL and CHMR Radio.
Theme music is Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing.

1 comment:

Patricia Ploughman said...

That was most maternal grandparents were born in Shetland and I visited there in 2005 and met several second cousins. There is a wonderful family history society in Lerwick and they were so helpful in tracing my roots and of course the Scandinavian is there in my DNA
One thing he didn't mention was the Spanish/Basque influence ...I have brown eyes as did my mother but my brother and two of my sons would not look out of place on a street in Lerwick.
But I tell you...we think we have wind never stops there, just changes direction.