Over the course of the 19th Century, a sense of ethnic uniqueness and identification with the Vikings gradually developed in Shetland, linked to ideas concerning Shetland’s past inhabitants (Picts and Vikings), past folk belief (Finns, mermaids, and fairies), and the increasing prominence of research into Aryan/Indo-European ethnicity.
Despite its geographic isolation, the history of ideas within Shetland is fundamentally one of interchange with the wider world.
Elsewhere they tell us that they are using "100,000 highly informative SNPs".
Your DNA is now analysed more than 40 times to come up with the best estimate and a personalised range.
If you have access to the new ethnicity results you will see a big orange label to click on.