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  1. page The Galley edited ... Jarl Tammy Sandison & Tony Herculson. {http://shetlopedia.com/images/thumb/b/b9/1963_NAGU…
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    Jarl Tammy Sandison & Tony Herculson.
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    The 1963 Bill - Click to read.T.
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    The 1963 Galley 'Cuddy'.
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  2. page Geocaching Things & Trows edited ... We have now made our own Geocache trail around Nesting to attract people to our grounds and to…
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    We have now made our own Geocache trail around Nesting to attract people to our grounds and to other events. {DSCF3888.JPG}
    Our caches
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    Stane Trowie Mill
    Trowie
    MillTrowie Heights Trowie Loch
    Trowie beach
    Trowie seat
    Trowie Hall
    Trowie Spy
    Trowie Rake
    Trowie pier

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  3. page Jan Tait & the bear edited The þing - Jan Tait & the bear ... Story {http://www.shetlandheritageshop.com/images/P/104…

    The þing - Jan Tait & the bear
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    Story {http://www.shetlandheritageshop.com/images/P/10403001%20-%20330x330.jpg} Click on the bear to hear the story
    An udaller by the name of Jan Tait, while paying his butter teind, was accused by the chamberlain of having a false bismer. This at once led to a quarrel, in which Tait denounced the chamberlain's bismer as false, and being threatened by the chamberlain, Jan finally raised his bismer and struck the king's representative dead on the spot This was, of course, a great crime, for which he was summoned to appear before the king in Norway. Arrived there, Jan went in before the king bare-headed and bare-footed,and carrying an axe in his hand. Jan was a strongly-built man, and had big knobs on the joints of his feet.So the king stared at his feet, until Jan suddenly asked him, why he was staring so fixedly. The king said,
    that he had never seen such strange feet before. Jan said, that if they gave him any offence, he would soon cure that, whereupon he took the axe and hewed off" one of the knobs. The king said, that he did not at all wonder that Jan had killed his chamberlain, since he had so little regard for his own flesh and blood. But seeing his courage he would give him one chance to save his Hfe. There was a bear infesting a certain place, and constantly endangering the lives of the inhabitants. If he could catch it and bring it alive before the king, he should be pardoned. Tait then went to an old woman who lived near a spot the bear used to frequent, and asked her all about its ways and habits. She said to him :By butter you have got into the present trouble,and by butter you shall get out of it." Then she advised him to take a kit-full of butter and place it in an open spot in the forest, where the bear used to come, watch there till the bear appeared on the scene and licked the butter, and then, when it had lain down to sleep, seize his opportunity and bind it with ropes. Tait acted according to her advice. The
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  4. page The Peace Garden edited ... I pledge to join together as we unite the big and small. I pledge to do my part to create PEA…
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    I pledge to join together as we unite the big and small.
    I pledge to do my part to create PEACE for one and all
    ON the day of our peace pole dedication ceremony Solas Bride the keepers of the Peace Flame in Ireland remembered the people of Nesting in their prayers. They sent us this prayer:
    Brigid, you were a woman of peace. {st-brigids-cross1.jpg} Click on St Brigids cross to hear a Gaelic Blessing.
    You brought harmony where there was conflict.
    You brought light into the darkness.
    You brought hope to the downcast.
    May the mantle of your peace
    Cover those who are troubled and anxious.
    And may peace be firmly rooted
    In our hearts, our homes and in our world.
    Amen.

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  6. page Blue Whale edited ... In 1890, a memorial drinking fountain was erected on the Lerwick harbourEsplanade bearing the …
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    In 1890, a memorial drinking fountain was erected on the Lerwick harbourEsplanade bearing the words: "In Memory of the Providential Return of the S.Whaler Diana of Hull". The memorial was later moved a short distance during Esplanade renovations and no longer provides water.
    Click on the fountain photo for a link to Hull's whaling industry. Many Shetland men served on these boats.
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    Construction
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  7. page The Galley edited ... The Hop night is the following day, with the Guizers’ Dance on the Saturday night two weeks af…
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    The Hop night is the following day, with the Guizers’ Dance on the Saturday night two weeks after the festival. The Galley Shed is adjacent to the South Nesting Hall where a new Galley is made and burnt each year.
    The 2011 festival marked 50 years since the start of the Nesting and Girlsta Up Helly Aa. The Jarl's squad for that year was made up entirely of former Jarls with Tony Herculson once again the Guizer Jarl - 50 years after he was the first Jarl in 1961.
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    Recycling
    Construction
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  8. page Geocaching Things & Trows edited ... We made a geocaching team called Nesting Trows and set about finding the Geocaches on the Thin…
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    We made a geocaching team called Nesting Trows and set about finding the Geocaches on the Thing sites in Shetland. Click on the badge to view a video of how this works.
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    other events.
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    Our caches
    Trowie Brig Trowie Tree Trowie woods Trowie Treasure Trowie Stane Trowie Mill
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  10. page Trowie Totem edited ... The Inspiration - The Story We discovered a croft no too far away that has a number of unusua…
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    The Inspiration - The Story
    We discovered a croft no too far away that has a number of unusual poles around it. They can only be described as totem poles. We asked around about these poles and we were told that they mark where a trow has been caught in the daylight and either turned to dust or to stone. We had to have one. They are made out of recycled fishing buoys.
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    {600x600.jpg} Click on the picture of Hom Bru to hear their famous trowie song.
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