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Vikings back to the Shetlands

Viking experiences are coming back to Shetland schools.

Viking experiences are coming back to Shetland schools.

Following the success of last year's event Creative Links, part of Shetland Islands Council education department, are to bring Viking Timeslip and Wordsmith Crafts back to schools and communities.

Viking TimeSlip and Wordsmith Crafts' historical teams have created authentic and education Viking experiences in schools and historic sites both nationally and internationally. 

Asa from Viking TimeSlip said in statement: "Some of my favourite memories from our projects come from last year's Shetland Experience.  The students were a joy to work with and have fantastic knowledge and enthusiasm for the Viking Age. 

"We love working within communities that have a passion for their cultural heritage.  We are all really excited to be meeting and working with the wider community in this year's project."

The four members all display different roles in Viking society.  Ulfric is a warrior, Asa his wife, Cathbad a craftsman and Walfgar is a freeman, previously a slave.

The teams will be working with school pupils during the day and hosting free evening events in communities across Shetland. 

The evening events will include interactive talks with demonstrations, replica artefacts and the opportunity to try out Viking crafts and games.

Later in the evening they will host typical long house entertainments such as Viking Gilma, hear sagas and watch displays of sword combat.

Frances Browne, cultural co-ordinator, said: "Viking TimeSlip and Wordsmith Crafts are so vibrant, that they bring our heritage to life brilliantly.  This really enriches what our pupils learn in School.  We hope that everyone will enjoy the evening events, which promise to be lots of fun."

Council cultural spokesperson Rick Nickerson added: "Viking heritage is a strong and celebrated part of Shetland's history, including amazing archaeological sites like Jarlshof and Scatness, as well as Viking Unst. 

"Bringing Viking history to life encourages everyone to be enthusiastic about our heritage.  I welcome this project, and how it provides an opportunity to link the past with the present, so it can be enjoyed by everyone."

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