Book review: A Shetland Childhood

Growing up in the 1950s seems a long time ago – and growing up in 1950s Shetland was another world entirely.

Catherine Emslie presents a fascinating insight to life away from mainland Scotland, from going to school, doing the errands and hunting for treasure, capture a snapshot of life on an island, all brought together in a friendly, warm way.

A Shetland Childhood by Catherine Emslie

Emslie’s memories are to be treasured, such as hand-knitted clothing, accompanied by some great photographs which capture the fashion, feel and sense of community that existed.

A Shetland Childhood, by Catherine Emslie, £12.99, published by the Shetland Times.
Scottish Field rating: ***