The Faroese model
Posted: Thursday, 27 September 2007
It should also be noted that, semi autonomy notwithstanding, the Faeroese benefit from effective subsidy because Dennmark provides diplomatic representation and defence. From a language perspective whilst Icelandic is the current closest related tongue faeroese is one of the norse family of languages and is also related to the norn which was spoken in Orkney and Shetland. Interestingly mitochondrial DNA studies suggest that there was a large input of Irsh bloodline via the female population at some point in the past.
Hyper-Borean from Sagaland
The Faroes are incredibly beautiful, the people are incredibly friendly, the beer is incredibly expensive and Scotland's performances on the football pitch have been incredibly bad. And watching them while a hurricane coming straight from the North Pole blows straight up your trouser legs is incredibly painful.
Malkie from Glasgow
I recommend nicky tams. They prevent ferret incursion also...
Flying Cat from great balls of string
Let's declare UDI for the Western Isles. That'll show 'em!
Norseman from Central Scotland
mito. DNA in Faroe Islands: Irish bloodlines, female population, Hyper-B.? Traceable to Connemara? I heard that, in the old days, the Connemarans would do anything to get out of there (as Heinrich Boll averred in his Irish Journal: Connemara - so help me God). Seriously (for once) and in truth, I heard that Connemara is a grand place to visit: has any ibloggers been there?
mjc from NM, USA
Be careful what you wish for...
Flying Cat from a crocodile smile