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Nicknames for people from various Shetland parishes.

Title - Nicknames for people from various Shetland parishes.
Contributors - Margaret Umphray
Reporters - Prof. Alexander Fenton

Summary - Nicknames for people from various Shetland parishes.

There were nicknames for the people belonging to different parishes and areas in Shetland. Margaret Umphray lists those she knows:

Whalsay: Piltocks [young coalfish],
Yell: Sheep Tief,
Scalloway: Smaa [small] Drinks,
Lerwick: Skeetacks [cuttlefish],
Weisdale: Gait or Goat [pronounced 'gout'],
Whiteness: Bull,
Burra: Snaagies [swarms],
Foula: Norries [puffins].

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:53
Date Recorded - 1958
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 35065
Original Tape ID - SA1958.189
Original Track ID - SA1958.189.8
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Tingwall
  Island - Shetland Mainland
  Village - Scalloway


Item Location:
  County - Shetland

Item Notes -

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/35065/1




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