Sunday, 28 August 2011
Readership Increasing Fast
During the past week we have had two entries connected with names - for brands as well as for pets and houses. There has been a constant stream of references on this blog to the derivation of island names - from the Old Irish (with its early medieval alphabet, Ogham), to Gaelic, Old Norse, Norn, Pictish, Doric and, of course, the English interpretations and variations. Interest reached fever pitch in Edinburgh last week when the current issue of Scottish Islands Explorer was delivered to the house of Annette Tait and the home of Fetlar. All is explained by either looking at the magazine's Island Incidents page at the end of the publication or by clicking on Annette's name here ... or both.
Scottish Islands Explorer - readers include rabbits as well as hares