Inscribed memorial stone dedicated to Betty Mouat

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In Remembrance
BETTY MOUAT

On 30th January 1886 Betty of Mouat of Scatness, then in her 60th year, was the sole passenger on the smack “Columbine” from Grutness to Lerwick. By accident the smack lost its crew. Betty, alone on board, endured eight days and nights of drifting in stormy seas until grounding on the Island of Lepsøy near Ålesund in Norway, where local people rescued and care for her. She finally arrived back home on the 17 March, 8 ½ weeks after leaving Grutness.

Date: 
Approx. 25 years ago
Material: 
stone
Location:
Dunrossness Churchyard
Dunrossness, ZE2 9JB
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Memorial