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Local history online

Welcome to the Shetland Library local history portal for young people. These are learning materials on topics we have found to be of interest, and we hope you find them interesting. Each topic is split into sections suitable for different age groups. Feel free to use the materials for personal use or in schools and other learing environments.

Troopship SS Cambria leaving Lerwick

NEW: The First World War in Shetland

Resources created by Shetland Library's school library staff, assisted by funding from the Scottish Library and Information Council, as well as a Teachers' Resource Pack produced by Shetland Museum and Archives

Jakob Jakobsen © Shetland Museum

Shetland Language

Crofter with kishie © Shetland Museum


Sixareen crew © Shetland Museum


Soldier in Lerwick

World War 2 in Shetland

Old Lerwick


Shetland Library has Powerpoint presentations available to complement the learning materials. If you would like to use them please contact the library.


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