January 13, 2018

Norse by Northwest - S01E07 - The Vikings in Scotland.

UPDATED with full file. Unfortunately the file was clipped while originally uploading. This issue should be corrected, now.

The Vikings in Scotland - In this episode I'll try to breakdown where and when the Vikings arrived in Scotland and the impact they had. Pictures, lyrics and links at the bottom of the page.
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Some Pictish artwork in its own specific style. Note the Boar which is often passed of as a Viking Boar.

And some Viking Artwork.


The Unst Boat song in Norn

Starka virna vestilie
Obadee-a, obadee-a
Starka virna vestilie
Obadee-a monye

Stala, stoita, stonga, raera
Whit says du, da bunshka baera
Whit says du, da bunshka baera
A litera mae vee drengie

Saina papa wara
Obadee-a, obadee-a
Saina papa wara
Obadee-a monye


Rough English Translation:

Strong wind comes from the wester
Trouble weather, Trouble weather
Strong wind comes from the wester
Trouble Weather for men.

Stow the shrouds, the yards and sails
The ship will ride the gales
The ship will ride the gales
Give your all boys.

Bless our fathers
In Trouble weather, trouble weather
Bless our fathers
Trouble weather for men.


I always recommend further reading, so here are a few links for you to peruse on the subject of The Vikings in Scotland.

A discussion on Scotland often being missing from early medieival studies.

Strathclyde and the Anglo-Saxons in the Viking Age - Tim Clarkson

Caithness in the viking Age

An article on the Viking Hebrides


The Viking Achievement: The Society and Culture of Early Medieval Scandinavia - Peter Foote

Early sources of Scottish history, A.D. 500 to 1286 - Alan Orr Anderson


Scandinavian Scotland (Scotland in the Early Middle Ages, 2) - Barbara Crawford



Scotland and Scandinavia 800-1800 - Grant G. Simpson

An etymological dictionary of the Norn language in Shetland - Jakob Jakobsen


Across the Waters - Fridarey CD


The Folk songs of Britain - John Stickle CD

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