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Shetland – Unst with Baltasound and Haroldswick

After King Harald (I) Fairehair took control of all Norway, many of his opponents fled, some to Orkney and Shetland. From the Northern Isles they continued to raid Scotland and Norway, prompting Harald Hårfagre to raise a large fleet which he sailed to the islands. In about 875 he and his forces took control of Shetland and Orkney. They first landed in Harondswick on Unst.

Haroldswick – the first view. Was this what King Harald (I) Firehair  first saw when he sailed to Shetland?
Haraldowick – one of few bays where you can land a longship?
Viking Ship replica in Haroldswick – financed by EU
Long house replica in Haroldswick – financed by EU
Long house replica in Haroldswick – financed by EU
Long house replica in Haroldswick – financed by EU
Viking Ship replica in Haraldswick – financed by EU
Haroldswick
Stone fence at Haroldswich
Baltasound Buss Shelter
Baltasounder?
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