Library Wars: Orkney vs Shetland

During my Radio Request Show this week I was having some twitter banter with Helen Jones from Journey To Ambeth regarding libraries – as in did they still even exist. Helen assured me that they did and I’ve since found out that not only do they still exist – some of them are actually involved in a Twitter war that even J.K. Rowling has become involved in…

Forget the war between North & South Korea there has been a much more important feud going on which has recently flared back up again between two libraries on a couple of small Scottish islands – Orkney and Shetland.

Earlier in the year it kicked off over a tv show appearance and ended up with J.K. Rowling turning up to the Orkney library – obviously she’s not scared to take sides!

There was a new escalation yesterday when Orkney recieved the sought after Twitter “blue tick” and it went something like this…

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Shetland’s response was awesome…

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Rowling once again showed her support for the Orcadians…

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You can read the full twitter feed here and I’m now off to the library as it seems like they are cool now.

What about you? When was the last time you visited a library? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @stevesays2014

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