Researchers can now access the entire catalogue at Shetland archives from anywhere in the world with the click of a mouse.

Archives staff have spent the past five years meticulously transferring details of the huge collection of material onto the internet, amounting to 75,000 records containing even over 100,000 documents.

The archives, based at the museum at Lerwick’s Hay’s Dock, contain a vast reserve of information about life in Shetland dating back as far as the 15th century.

The catalogue can be accessed through the Shetland Museum and Archives website at www.shetland-museum.org.uk or directly at http://www.calmview.eu/ShetlandArchive/CalmView/.

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