Faroe Islands mayor in whaling row with Highland ‘twin’

Fishing boats in  the Klaksvik harbour, Faroe Islands. The mayor of  the second largest town in the Faroes is trying to mend links with their Wick, Scotland.

Fishing boats in the Klaksvik harbour, Faroe Islands. The mayor of the second largest town in the Faroes is trying to mend links with their Wick, Scotland.

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A Faroese mayor has offered to meet Highland councillors to resolve a row about re-opening twinning links between his city and Wick in Caithness.

Jógvan Skorheim said he believed a solution could be reached in the dispute which centres on Klaksvik’s traditional community whale hunt.

Caithness civic leader Gail Ross has called for an end to the link because of the Grindadráp, as it is known. 


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Caithness leaders cut ties with the Klaksvik last year, sparking a fury in the Faroe Islands.


Mr Skorheim is the mayor of the Faroese town of Klaksvik which was is twinned with Wick, he believed the link could be beneficial.

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