It’s new year on Scots isle

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - THE DIARY -

ONE of Bri­tain’s re­motest is­lands is fi­nally cel­e­brat­ing new year to­day.

Foula in the Shet­lands fol­lows the Ju­lian not the Gre­go­rian cal­en­dar mean­ing the new year is nearly two weeks later.

About 30 peo­ple live on the six square mile is­land, 100 miles off main­land Scot­land, which had no run­ning wa­ter un­til 1982.

An is­lan­der said: “It is not just part of our tra­di­tion – but the world’s. It is ev­ery­body else who changed – not us.”

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