Monday, 14 July 2014

Work Needed

If your work-load feels heavy this Monday morning, consider the intensity of labour needed to restore Uyea Hall, a five-bedroomed house on the Shetland island of Uyea, Unst. It was owned by the former Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland from 1935 - 1950. He had five names, lived from 1888 - 1974 and when knighted became Sir Basil Hamilton Hebden Neven-Spence. He was a medical physician, served in the Middle East assisting the Egyptian Army during World War One, became a specialist serving in the Royal Medical Corps at Aldershot before becoming involved in local and then national politics. His family were land owners in Shetland. The photographs of the now derelict houses are from a long-standing blog, Robbie's Northern Exposures.

Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of its workload ahead of the next issue

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