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Captured by French warships

Told by Laura Malcolmson. Some local history.

Follow the link below to hear a recording from the Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches project from the School of Scottish Studies.

StorytellerLaura Malcolmson, Cunningsburgh

In conversation with Alan Bruford, Laura Malcolmson tells two stories of local men who were taken prisoner from off the Shetland coast by French ships, and were gone from Shetland for months or years without any word of their fate. In the first story, she makes reference to two well known house-names in Quarff

The Tobar an Dualchais/ Kist o Riches website contains over a thousand recordings from Shetland, recorded from the 1950s  onwards.

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