Paul Murton

The Viking Isles

Paul Murton, one of Scotland’s best-known TV presenters, has long had a love of the Viking north. The island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic, the Orkneyinga saga. Today, this fascinating Scandinavian legacy can be found everywhere – in physical remains, place names, local traditions and folklore.

This event is a personal account of Paul’s travels in the Viking north. Full of observation, history, anecdote and encounters with those who live there, he’ll also present a practical guide to the many places of interest.

Spend Saturday evening in the company of one of the most charismatic men on TV, as he takes us to a singalong with the Shanty Yell boys, fishing off Muckle Flugga, sword dancing with the men of Papa Stour and a Norwegian pub crawl in Lerwick. All without leaving the comfort of your Pitlochry seat!

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