Shetland Islands talk to boost Clitheroe church redevelopment fund

This Shetland Islands photograph was taken along the Eshaness coast regarded as the best example in Great Britain of a section through the flank of an ancient volcano.
This Shetland Islands photograph was taken along the Eshaness coast regarded as the best example in Great Britain of a section through the flank of an ancient volcano.

OUR most northerly islands, the Shetland Islands, are closer to the Arctic Circle than to London and closer to Bergen than Edinburgh.

The islands were ruled by Norway for more than 800 years longer than by Scotland and retain a special character of their own.

On Friday, March 23rd, at 7-30 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, in Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Anita and Steuart Kellington will give a digital presentation on their visit to the Shetland Islands, entitled “Our Shetland Notebook”. The photos were taken in spring on the principal islands of Mainland, Yell and Unst, illustrating historical sites, walks in stunning coastal scenery and bird life, including puffins, great skuas and a gannet colony.

The lecture will be presented with a new professional digital projector, stereo sound and live commentary. The cost of the evening is £5 payable at the door (no tickets) and including refreshments. It is the second in a series of presentations the Kellingtons are giving to support the fund-raising for a major redevelopment of Trinity Church.