24th May 2015
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Royal Navy minehunter proves a star attraction

• The Royal Navy minehunter HMS Middleton is on a five-day visit.

• It coincides with the centenary of the Voe Bakery, which supplied the 10th cruiser squadron back in 1915.

• People were given tours of the vessel and also a video presentation.

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HMS_Middleton_-_9

Carmichael accepts ‘full responsibility’ for memo leak

• Northern Isles MP has admitted that he authorised the leak of a controversial memo ahead of the general election.

• ‘I could have stopped it. I should have stopped it. It was clearly an error of judgement on my part’, he says.

• Nicola Sturgeon believes Mr Carmichael should consider his position as MP.

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Alistair Carmichael gives his acceptance speech after being returned as MP. Photo: Rosalind Griffiths
Alistair Carmichael gives his acceptance speech after being returned as MP. Photo: Rosalind Griffiths

Pupils will arrive to share the past and shape the future

• Shetland will host the 19th Global Classroom conference next month.

• The event will bring together youngsters from around the globe.

• Global citizenship officer Lewie Peterson said they were really looking forward to welcoming the visitors.

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global classroom

Artist Babs is ‘made up’ by film or television chance

• Brae make-up artist Babs Clubb is hoping to land a career in film or television.

• She has been showcasing her Iron Maiden-inspired creation at an exhibition in Glasgow.

• Eddie the Head character took her five months to develop.

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babs clubb-K2000

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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…