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The Vikings in Scotland - In this episode I'll try to breakdown where and when the Vikings arrived in Scotland and the impact they had. Pictures, lyrics and links at the bottom of the page.The Podcast is now represented on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram as well as iTunes and can be found using the following links -
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Some Pictish artwork in its own specific style. Note the Boar which is often passed of as a Viking Boar.
And some Viking Artwork.
The Unst Boat song in Norn
Starka virna vestilieObadee-a, obadee-a Starka virna vestilie Obadee-a monye
Stala, stoita, stonga, raeraWhit says du, da bunshka baera Whit says du, da bunshka baera A litera mae vee drengie
Saina papa waraObadee-a, obadee-aSaina papa waraObadee-a monye
Rough English Translation:
Strong wind comes from the wester Trouble weather, Trouble weather Strong wind comes from the westerTrouble Weather for men.
Stow the shrouds, the yards and sails The ship will ride the gales The ship will ride the gales Give your all boys.
Bless our fathersIn Trouble weather, trouble weatherBless our fathers Trouble weather for men.
I always recommend further reading, so here are a few links for you to peruse on the subject of The Vikings in Scotland.
A discussion on Scotland often being missing from early medieival studies.
Strathclyde and the Anglo-Saxons in the Viking Age - Tim Clarkson
Caithness in the viking Age
An article on the Viking Hebrides
The Viking Achievement: The Society and Culture of Early Medieval Scandinavia - Peter Foote
Early sources of Scottish history, A.D. 500 to 1286 - Alan Orr Anderson
Scandinavian Scotland (Scotland in the Early Middle Ages, 2) - Barbara Crawford
Scotland and Scandinavia 800-1800 - Grant G. Simpson
An etymological dictionary of the Norn language in Shetland - Jakob Jakobsen
Across the Waters - Fridarey CD
The Folk songs of Britain - John Stickle CD