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A Place in the Sun

Shetland and Oil–Myths and Realities

By Jonathan Wills
Categories: Environmental Studies, Island Studies, North Atlantic European Studies, Oil And Energy
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 41
Hardcover : 9780919666696, 176 pages, April 1991


So what happens to 17,000 people and 550 square miles of islands when they become the centre of attention for the media, big business and the government?

Here is one man's interpretation of events in Shetland during the past 15 years, based on experience as a crofter, boatman, journalist, editor, broadcaster, political activist, and former academic.