Northern Isles has a population of around 44,000 and covers approximately 946 square miles. Here is a list of counties in Northern Isles: Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands.
Influential and inspirational people from Northern Isles People worth learning a little more about
(Born 1910 in Eshaness in Shetland Islands), Music
Tom Anderson was a Shetland fiddler, composer and teacher. From an early age he composed fiddle tunes and during his lifetime he composed over 300 melodies. In 1977 he was recognised by being awarded an MBE.
Thomas Alexander Robertson
(Born 1909 in Westerwick in Shetland Islands), Poetry
Thomas Alexander Robertson was better known by his pen name Vagaland. He is considered to be the most prominent Shetland poet of the 20th century.