Shetland Bus Friendship Society

'The Shetland Bus', was a Shetland based boat operation to and from Norway, that took place during the Second World War (1939 - 1945). The website is dedicated to all those who gave of their lives in the extremely hazardous boat trips between Shetland and Norway, to assist the Norwegian resistance movement. The conditions under which they operated, the difficulties of crossing the North Sea at night, with no lights and far from any possible help, can scarcely be imagined today. Always present in the minds of those on board would have been the threat of discovery and the risk of being shot at by German planes or boats, and possibly captured when they finally reached the Norwegian coast. Pictures, words and some audio files are available on this website, so please feel free to look around. A waltz (a 792k WAV file) was even written in honour of the extraordinary achievements. The 'HITRA' on a recent visit to Scalloway, in Shetland The project was initiated by, and has been coordinated by, Colin Nicol who is head of history at the Scalloway Junior High School.