Friday, 11 November 2011
A Lot of Islands
Representatives of NORA - Nordic Atlantic Co-operation - are visiting Orkney at present. They will be considering matters of mutual interest for Greenland, Iceland, the Faroes and the Scandinavian countries. A distinct region that is represented is that of the Aland Islands, between Finland and Sweden. It is an autonomous part of Finland which has 28,000 residents served by a devolved parliament. Swedish is their language. Here the number of islands in this archipelago is significantly high - 6757. That's an average of one for every four people. Plenty of scope for an Aland Islands Explorer?
Scottish Islands Explorer - focusing on about 200 islands