29th March 2015
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Youngsters crank it up at Battle of the Bands

Blues, rock, punk and funk at Battle of the Bands as youngsters turn up the volume.

Blind Summit win recording session in Mareel.

Future is bright for Shetland music scene

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Battle of the Bands Mareel prize winners Blind Summit. Photo Scott Goudie.
Battle of the Bands Mareel prize winners Blind Summit. Photo Scott Goudie.

Salmon and mackerel exports soar

Exports of Shetland caught or grown fish hit new heights.

Salmon UK’s main food export with sales worth £626.3 million.

UK salmon and mackerel exports worth three-quarters of a billion last year.

 

 

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Airport security staff back strike

Airport security staff are to strike at Sumburgh Airport, following a strong vote in favour of strike action.

AMSL staff will hold 48-hour strike at all HIAL airports from 7th April.

HIAL says pay claim “unreasonable”.

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The car park at Sumburgh Airport. Photo: Kieran Murray
The car park at Sumburgh Airport. Photo: Kieran Murray

Nearly half of population will be pensioners by 2037, report says

• Shetland sitting on a demographic timebomb according to guidelines.

•Demographic shift coincides with tightening of council budgets.

• Committee chairman insists no need to be gloomy.

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Depute convener Cecil Smith.
Depute convener Cecil Smith.

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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…