P&O Flag flies at Bod

The P&O flag is again flying at the Bὂd of Gremista, following an appeal from Shetland Amenity Trust Vice Chairman, Captain George Sutherland, to acquire a replacement.

Shetland Museum and Archives have recently taken delivery of two original P&O Flags from P&O Heritage. One has been gifted to the Shetland Textile Museum which is currently based at the Bὂd of Gremista, Arthur Anderson’s birthplace, and the other will be put into the Shetland Museum collection.

Replacement flags for daily use were commissioned to ensure the colours are displayed at the historic Bὂd building.

Shetland born Aruthur Anderson founded the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company in 1840, which went on to become P&O; one of the best known shipping companies in the world.

P&O Heritage is an organisation which exists to preserve and celebrate the maritime history and collections of P&O. Their website, www.poheritage.com, enables public access to the collections which highlight the contribution that P&O has made to the world over the last 175 years.

Related Posts

P&O Flag flies at Bod

Welcoming tenders for Hay’s Dock Café

Do you have what it takes to deliver a great café offering in a 5 star Visitor Attraction? We work hard to feed the imagination of ...

Read more
P&O Flag flies at Bod

The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2018

Five hundred years after the dazzling genius of Hans Holbein, a painting by one of the greatest portraitists of all time can now be ...

Read more
P&O Flag flies at Bod

Holbein Comes to Shetland

The countdown has begun! We are delighted to say that today marks one week until the public opening of 'A Lady with a Squirrel and a ...

Read more
P&O Flag flies at Bod

The BIG Takeover - Shetland 2018

Shetland Museum and Archives is working with other local agencies and young people as part of the Year of Young People in 2018.

Read more
P&O Flag flies at Bod

Boats on the Move

The Shetland Museum Boat Shed has had a transformation with the departure of the Oceanic Lifeboat - a long term resident during her ...

Read more
P&O Flag flies at Bod

Aith Junior High Pupils curate new exhibition at Shetland Museum and Archives

A new exhibition has been unveiled telling the story of the whaling ship, Diana. The display has been curated by pupils from P4/5 and ...

Read more