The sociocultural effects of aviation in the Northern Isles

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The sociological importance of aviation to the Northern Isles is an under-explored area of research. Very little primary data exists ¿ no focused sociological surveys have been done, no analysis undertaken. This paper, which deals specifically with the Northern Isles, i.e. Orkney and Shetland, explores and evaluates some of the developments and contraindications brought about by the arrival of aviation links to this seemingly remote part of the British Isles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScottish Life and Society
Subtitle of host publicationTransport and Communication
EditorsKenneth Veitch
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherJohn Donald
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-904607-88-5
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • human geography, aviation
  • economic history


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