About Shetland with Laurie
Shetland with Laurie is the result of my passion for our unique islands history and culture. It's a business that I've built, and it's a blog that I love to write.
Born and bred, I have lived in Shetland all my life (bar four years at university in Dundee where I studied history & politics). Realising that history was where my interests lay, I continued on did a masters in museum & gallery studies at St Andrews university. I am passionate about Shetland and after graduation spent ten years working in the heritage industry as a curatorial assistant at the Shetland Museum and Archives. I gave up this role to pursue guiding and more creative freedoms in 2018 when I accepted the role of editor of Shetland Life magazine - a vibrant monthly magazine which focuses on Shetland life, culture and community (to subscribe to Shetland Life, click here.)