Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Island Promotion Ladder

John Angus MacRitchie is a real islander. He was born in Stornoway and educated at Alness Acadamy, Ross-shire, before moving to Shetland's Anderson High School. He graduated in law from the University of Aberdeen and has run his own law firm in the city since 1997. He has just been appointed Chief Magistrate of St Helena . This island makes Lewis and Shetland seem mainstream, for it is remotely situated in the mid-Atlantic with, at present, no airport. It looks miniscule on maps, but is the size of the Isle of Wight and has a population of over 4000. It is part of the British Overseas Territory that includes Ascension Island and the Tristan da Cunha group. The image above is of Jacob's Ladder which links two parts of the capital, Jamestown, and that below is of a ship moored off-shore ready for passengers to be ferried to and from the harbour. The map puts the island's position into perspective, with St Helena at the apex of the triangle.

Scottish Islands Explorer - following Scots on islands

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