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Viking Unst Book Launch

Event PosterThere are two events planned to mark the launch of a comprehensive new publication on Viking life in Shetland - Viking Unst: Excavation and Survey in Northern Shetland 2006-2010.

Written by Dr Val Turner, Dr Julie Bond and Ms Anne-Christine Larsen with contributions by many esteemed archaeologists and experts; this book is the culmination of excavations and research carried out between 2006 and 2010.

The first event will be on Friday 5th April at 2.00pm at the Unst Heritage Centre where guests will hear speeches from Shetland Archaeologist Dr Val Turner, and Shetland Amenity Trust Trustee, Mr Derek Jamieson who carried out work on Unst excavations, before moving on to visit the site of the recently constructed replica Viking longhouse and the longship, Skidbladner.

The second event will take place in the Shetland Museum and Archives foyer at 2.30pm on Saturday 6th April.  Members of the public are invited to attend either, or both events where they can find out more about the project and purchase the book.