2nd July 2015
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Rock star seeks reunion with man who bought his Stratocaster

• The  star of one of the biggest rock bands of the 1980s is on the hunt for a rare guitar he sold to a Shetlander.

• Graham Oliver was strapped for cash in the days before he became famous when the left-handed Stratocaster was sold.

• It was bought by a “Shetlander called Bill” who Oliver would now like to trace.

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Graham Oliver is trying to track down 'Bill from Shetland' who bought the guitar.
Graham Oliver is trying to track down 'Bill from Shetland' who bought the guitar.

Day four and three more medals for Team Shetland

• Andrea Strachan wins gold and silver to make it four medals in three days.

• Special silver in the hammer for games stalwart Elaine Park.

• Advice from medallist Maurice pays off.

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A delighted Elaine Park with her silver medal in the hammer throw. Photo: Kevin Jones.
A delighted Elaine Park with her silver medal in the hammer throw. Photo: Kevin Jones.

New air ambulance to visit isles

• New H145 aircraft is one of two which come into service this month.

• Services says it is bigger and faster than the EC135 helicopters which have been in service since 2006.

• Scottish government money has been released to allow the ambulance service to obtain the aircraft.

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Shetland footballers make semi-final after 5-0 win

• Shetland through to face Isle of Man tomorrow.

• Shane Jamieson scores three headers.

• Bristow delighted with his players.

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The Shetland team celebrate one of Shane Jamieson's goals. Photo Kevin Jones.
The Shetland team celebrate one of Shane Jamieson's goals. Photo Kevin Jones.

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  • Shetland Food and Cooking
    Shetland Food and Cooking

    A selection of recipes using traditional as well as contemporary ideas. Explores traditions and heritage, as well as the fantastic choices of local produce available today. View More…

  • Hairst is Coosed
    Hairst is Coosed

    Rhoda Bulter is arguably Shetland’s best-known and best-loved poet. Her 4 previous books are produced together for the first time and along with new material this collection boasts 194 dialect poems. View More…

  • The Literature of Shetland
    The Literature of Shetland

    The first ever history of Shetland\\\'s literature, covering over two centuries of creative work. Bringing many obscure local authors into the light, and offers new and insightful readings of better-known figures. View More…

  • Diana
    Diana

    The whale ship, Diana, left Lerwick in early May 1866, bound for the Greenland whaling.
This journal is an astonishing record of endurance of that fateful trip View More…

  • Born a Beachcomber
    Born a Beachcomber

    Born in the last year of the Great War on a croft in the north of Unst, Thomas Mathieson escaped the hard toil of the croft for a life at sea, leading to adventures he never dreamed imaginable. View More…