The Hebrides and the Northern Isles of Scotland had been closely linked during the Viking Age. However, connections were almost completely severed after the Treaty of Perth in 1266, when the former became part of Scotland and the latter remained part of Norway. A new interpretation of events during the mid-16th century suggests that through a marriage between leading insular figures connections were re-established for a period and Orkney and Shetland were connected to the Sìol Torcail Lordship of Lewis and the North Minch.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of the North Atlantic|
|Volume||Special Volume 4|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|