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In pictures: Follow the Vikings

Vikings landing at Haroldwick, Unst. All photos: Gordon Siegel

THE VIKING landing at Haroldswick more than 1,000 years ago was re-enacted this weekend by modern day Vikings from Northern Ireland and Poland.

Part of the Follow the Vikings project, led by the Shetland Amenity Trust, the event also included combat demonstration, a Viking feast, workshops and sightseeing tours.

This project forms part of Visit Scotland’s year of history, heritage and archaeology and is fully funded by Event Scotland. Viking activities and and a Viking feast will also be staged at the Shetland Museum and Archives, in Lerwick, this coming Saturday (9 September).

Here are some of Gordon Siegel’s photos mainly taken on Saturday. More of his work can be seen at