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Letters / Whaling station research

Four whaling stations were set up in Shetland in 1903/4 consisting of:

* The Zetland Whale Fishing Company, Ronas Voe, Northmavine, closed 1914;
* The Norrona Whale Fishing Company, Ronas Voe, Northmavine, closed 1914;
* The Alexandra Whaling Company, Collifirth, Northmavine, closed 1921; and
* The Olna Whaling Company, Olna-firth, Delting, which finally closed 1929.

Did you have any family members or relatives working at any of these stations during this time? If so we would like to hear from you.

We are a small group, part of the Shetland branch of the U3A (retired folk) working with the Shetland Museum Archives to discover and research the history of the whaling stations in Shetland.

Part of our investigation is to determine if any islanders were employed in any of the four stations, their position/job and any other relevant information concerning the whaling stations in general.

If you have any relevant information or any expression of interest in this project please contact Alan at shetlandu3awhalers@gmail.com or phone 01595 840517.

Alan Gray

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