The Viking Isles Paul Murton

The Viking Isles

Travels in Orkney and Shetland

Paul Murton


This book is the story of TV presenter Paul Murton’s personal journey of discovery in the Orkney and Shetland islands. Having travelled extensively in Scandinavia as both child and young adult due to his father’s Norwegian background, Paul seized the first opportunity possible to get to know Scotland’s Viking north. This beautiful book is the result of explorations undertaken for both work and pleasure.

The island groups of Orkney and Shetland were, for centuries, part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic the Orkneyinga Saga. Today, evidence of this fascinating Scandinavian legacy can be found throughout the islands.

Full of observation, history, anecdote, and encounters with those who live there, this book also serves as a practical guide to the many places of interest from Yell to Lerwick. Paul paints a vivid picture of these lands and their people, and explores their extraordinarily rich heritage.

150 full colour photographs, mostly by the author himself, illustrate the book.

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