For thousands of years the sea has been the central fact of Shetland life - a source of food, employment, timber, fertiliser and, before roads were built in the mid-19th century, the main means of getting around the archipelago. Until the 1930s the sea was also the only way to travel to and from the outside world. The maritime history of Shetland is both interesting and fascinating. and a replica long ship are on display.
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