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Arts and crafts in Northern Isles

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.

Tom Anderson

(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.

Edwin Muir

(Born 1887 in Deerness in Orkney Islands), Fiction, Poetry

Edwin Muir was a poet, novelist and translator. He published seven volumes of poetry and wrote three novels and is remembered for his intensely felt and realistic poetry.