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The Shetland Bus (1940–1945)
The Shetland Bus (1940–1945)
The Shetland Bus (1940–1945)
The Shetland Bus (1940–1945)
The Shetland Bus (1940–1945)
The Shetland Bus (1940–1945)
The Shetland Bus (1940–1945)
The Shetland Bus (1940–1945)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Scalloway Museum, the Shetland Bus Friendship Society and Scalloway History Group

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This sculpture commemorates the Second World War operation, The Shetland Bus, which operated out of Scalloway and aided the Norwegian resistance by carrying arms and personnel in fishing boats between Norway and Shetland. This memorial was built with stones taken from the village or place where each of the 44 crewmen who died on the Shetland Bus missions came from.

Scalloway Museum



The Shetland Bus (1940–1945)






H 32 x W 52 x D 50 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned, 2003

Work type

War memorial

Inscription description

the title is inscribed on a metal plaque on the stone plinth; the names of 44 crewmen who died on the bus mission are shown on the four plaques arranged around the memorial


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Scalloway Museum

Castle Street, Scalloway, Shetland Islands ZE1 0TP Scotland

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