• Colin Dickie
  • 15 June 2024

Our latest exhibition features the art and works of local Doctor H. P. Taylor. The exhibition runs until the 30th June.

Harry Pearson Taylor was born in Stockton-on-Tees in 1862 and became the doctor for Yell in Fetlar in June 1890. He was to serve the community for over 45 years, when he retired in November 1935.

In his spare time he was a keen painter, and the Old Haa is privileged to own some of his beautiful watercolours, and a few of his medical instruments and bag.

As doctor, he tended the survivors of the Bohus wreck in 1924, and even donated a "knickerbocker suit" to one of the sailors. You can learn more about the Bohus, in the Lower History Room.

Dr Taylor died in the Gilbert Bain hospital in 1945 at the age of 83 and his memior "A Shetland Parish Doctor" was published 3 years later.



The local Yell Community helps to raise funds, and although admission to the museum is free, donations are always very welcome.

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