Special Thanks

Many thanks to everyone whose help made Fair Game such a pleasure to work on, and such a rewarding outcome.

Ashley Ferrier, Caitriona MacCuish, Isabel MacLachlan, Seonaid McDonald – all at Museum nan Eilean – for engaging discussions that yielded the right information, artefacts and photographs.

Rachel Boak at the Orkney Museum, for her excellent knowledge of the relevant artefacts and useful leads to follow.

Calum Fraser and Jon MacLeod at the An Lanntair Arts Centre were most helpful putting me in touch with useful Hebridean contacts.

David Mackie at Orkney Museum & Archive, who quickly located all the right historic photographs required.

Rebecca Marr, from Kolekto Cultural Heritage & Arts, for discussion and supply of Orkney photographs.

Angus Johnson, Melvyn Leask, and Katrina Semple at Shetland Museum & Archives for work on photographs and audio.

J.J. Jamieson, Shetland’s premier film-maker, who understood the brief so well, and carried-out his commission with creative flair, in a short timescale.

Kylie Wood and her colleagues at NB Communications, who quickly grasped the historical issues, and their technical and artistic prowess made the website so attractive, all within the usual tight deadlines.

Finally, Between Islands director Alex MacDonald, from An Lanntair, without whose imagination and hard work there would have been no project to co-ordinate in the first place!

I couldn't have created Fair Game without all your help.

Dr Ian Tait


Shetland Museum & Archives

Between Islands book

Find out more about whaling, fowling and peat cutting in the islands in the Between Islands book, published by An Lanntair and available from early 2021 through the Shetland Museum & Archives or Between Islands websites.