Eela is a fishing competition that occurs in various Shetland villages throughout the summer. This past weekend it was held in the town of Vidlin where Susie lives. This photo is of John Arthur, a friend of Susie’s, who at 13 years old won the competition for the juniors and beat out many older men for competitions including number of species and weight. Congratulations John Arthur.
Bert, is in the previous photo. He was kind enough to share fish that was given to him with Susie and me. And, he even cleaned it for us!
Vidlin is the name of the small village where my cousins Susie, John and Jane Jacobs live in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. It is at the head of Vidlin Voe, and is the modern heart of the old parish of Lunnasting, which centered on the early church at Lunna on Lunna Ness. Vidlin is one of the most charming villages imaginable. In addition to the church, it is home to a small school of 25 children ranging in age from 4 to 12, the Vidlin Village Hall, lots and lots of sheep, water, rabbits and more sheep.
The village of Vidlin
The Vidlin school garden
A windmill that provides energy for the Vidlin school
View from the Vidlin School entrance