[LMB] OT: what a nice gift....

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Sun Aug 7 08:09:55 BST 2016


and some of the sheep eat seaweed. Wonder what that does to the flavor of the meat...perhaps I should visit to find the answer.

I know I could be happy in Scotland & the Inner Hebrides, probably in Ireland, from which I could merely visit the Northern Islands.

Marina


On Aug 07, 2016, at 12:04 AM, Markus Baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:

nice?

its rainy, windy and cold up there all the time .. even the horses had 
to get smaller to avoid to blown away ..
Am 07.08.2016 um 08:51 schrieb A. Marina Fournier:
On Jul 30, 2016, at 01:12 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/28/norway-finland-move-mountain-halti-halditsohkka-highest-peak


Yes, it is.
Reminds me of Shetland being given as a wedding gift.

In 1469, Shetland AND Orkney were pledged by Christian I, in his
capacity as King of Norway, as security against the payment of
the dowry of his daughter Margaret, betrothed to James III of Scotland.
As the money was never paid, the connection with the crown of Scotland
has become perpetual.
In 1469, Shetland was pledged by Christian I, in his capacity as King of
Norway, as security against the payment of the dowry of his
daughter Margaret, betrothed to James III of Scotland. As the money was
never paid, the connection with the crown of Scotland has become
perpetual. In 1470, William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness ceded his
title to James III and the following year the Northern Isles were
directly annexed to the Crown of Scotland, a process confirmed
by Parliament in 1472.
The late 16th century and early 17th century was dominated by the
influence of the despotic Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney, who was
granted the islands by his half-sister Mary Queen of Scots, and his
son Patrick. The latter commenced the building of Scalloway Castle, but
after his imprisonment in 1609 the Crown annexed Orkney and Shetland
again until 1643 when Charles I granted them to William Douglas, 7th
Earl of Morton. These rights were held on and off by the Mortons until
1766, when they were sold by James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton to
Laurence Dundas.

I seem to recall it was supposed to be for 500 years, which would have
put it returning to Norway at 1969 or maybe 1972, but I can't find
anything about that anniversary.



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