Saturday, 6 April 2013
Many items have been found on and off Shetland recently. Some have been dredged by fishermen to help clear marine waste, particularly plastic. 600 tonnes have been 'caught' so far. On land there has been a special find by archaeologists, the tusk of an ancient woolly mammoth. The former could be 12 days old; the latter some 12,000 years. A mammoth may have wandered from its usual habitats or its bone washed from north Russia or Canada.
Whatever happens it will probably prove of much more interest in years to come than the deposits of the 21st Century will ever achieve.
Scottish Islands Explorer - a few copies will be preserved; most will not