Archive | November, 2015

The Papa Stour Sword Dance

Papa Stour, one of the Shetland Islands of Scotland, is a wild and mysterious place. It’s name comes from the Old Norse, Papey Stóra, meaning “big island of the priests”; there is currently a major archaeological project underway to determine the origins of this and other “papar” named locations in the Shetlands. What is known is the […]

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