Hjaltland Research Network to be established in the Shetlands

More Norse than Scottish, the Shetlands are poised to become a new mecca for the study of things Viking, where scholars plan to begin a new project entitled Mapping Viking Age Shetland.

The Centre for Nordic Studies, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, has been awarded UK£17,000 by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to establish the Hjaltland Research Network. Hjaltland is the old Norse name for Shetland.