It’s new year on Scots isle
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.”