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Daily Archives: November 11, 2008

Library gets cash for electronic access

Library gets cash for electronic access

11/11/2008, by in Public Affairs

SHETLAND Library has received £17,200 from the Scottish government to help improve access to electronic resources for groups at risk of exclusion.The money is part of £450,000 awarded to 10 Scottish projects, aimed at improving the quality and diversity of public library services.The funding, ... Read more...

Food: Shetland on a plate

Food: Shetland on a plate

11/11/2008, by in Shetland Life

Shetland on a plateCathy Feeny gets a taste for local produce at Shetland’s first ever food festival.As the plates are put in front of us, Trevor Laffin of Slow Food Edinburgh requests us not to consume their contents all at once. This, in every sense, is what the Slow Food movement is about, ... Read more...

Memoir: He said he would come back

Memoir: He said he would come back

11/11/2008, by in Shetland Life

He said he would come backEric Johnson remembers his father, who always wanted to return home, but never succeeded.You will have seen us at Holmsgarth, just off the Hjaltland or the Hrossey: summer visitors trundling our over-stuffed cases and looking for car- hire or taxis. This year, in August... Read more...

Past Life: Shetland in Bergen

Past Life: Shetland in Bergen

11/11/2008, by in Shetland Life

From Shetland Life, November 1983, No. 37Shetland in Bergen by Roy GrønnebergThe St Clair’s recent visit to Bergen and the exhibition of Shetland goods which took place in the city’s Trade and Shipping Centre, seems to have made a good impression according to reports in the Bergen press.I... Read more...

Notes from a niseach

Notes from a niseach

11/11/2008, by in Shetland Life

First time on foreign soilThere is little doubt that, because they often involve long flights and ferry-journeys, arrivals and departures can provide important landmarks in islanders’ lives.I can vaguely recall my own excitement one the first occasions I left home with a group of fellow-teenag... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

11/11/2008, by in Shetland Life

Birsie’s Brunt BedAabody is blyde o a guid freend. We coont Birsie da Hedgehog as een o wir best. Wir used tae seein him ivery day as he nests no far awa. We see even mair o him as da nichts draa in as he’s nocturnal laek wirsels.Birsie aften comes alang for a yarn an a peerie coarn tae aet.... Read more...

Shetlink.com

Shetlink.com

11/11/2008, by in Shetland Life

Bryan Peterson offers his thoughts on some of the biggest digital stories this month.I’ve been following the curious story of a woman in Japan who was recently arrested for “virtual murder” after she killed a character, her cyber husband, in an online game (to clarify, no real persons were h... Read more...