Site Updates

Thanks to Howard Platt for a photograph showing Baron Edward 'Eddie' Shackleton visiting his father's grave in the early 1970s.

Many thanks to the Shetland Museum for permission to use some of their photographs.

A message from his great-grand-nephew tells us that Archibald MacDougall was born in North Uist, Scotland on 26 July 1893, the eldest son of Angus and second wife Margaret.

Thank you to the Edinburgh Library's Centre for Research Collections for a copy of a telegram from the Manager of Leith Harbour in 1926 informing the magistrate of the unfortunate death of  Mikel Olsen Hauge, a sailor from the Swona, who died whilst making a firework with stolen gunpowder from his ship.

The probable occupants of five unmarked graves at Grytviken have been added to the 'Explore Grytviken Cemetery' page.