George Robert (Bertie) DeyellGeorge Robert (Bertie) Deyell
1920 – 1999
Bertie Deyell of Semblester was brought up in a household shared by several generations, and loved the sayings he heard from older family members. In later life he became a writer and a keen member of the Shetland Folk Society, and collected sayings from all over Shetland. His first collection, Shetland proverbs and sayings was published by the Shetland Folk Society in 1993, followed in 2000 by A useful peerie book of Shetland sayings, published by the Deyell family after Bertie’s death.