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Daily Archives: July 24, 2009

Work full of wonderful ideas

Work full of wonderful ideas

Crossing Water, Da GadderieThe latest exhibition by Britain’s most northerly group of artists, Veer North, was launched at Farum Kulterhus in Denmark last year and then travelled to the Inchmore Gallery in Inverness before coming home this year.While entitled Crossing Waater, the exhibiti... Read more...

Good breeding season in isles

Good breeding season in isles

24/07/2009, by in

So far the seabird breeding season in Shetland has been good, with even Arctic terns fledging young. After the disastrous breeding success of recent years, this is welcome news.Arctic terns, or tirricks, usually return to the islands in the first week of May, having wintered in southern oceans, ... Read more...

The scientists leave, the whales appear

The scientists leave, the whales appear

24/07/2009, by in

It’s happened at last … I’ve managed to get killer whale on the garden list! In the past 20 years, to my know­ledge, only two pods have been in, both when I was somewhere else.This time, it all happened very unexpectedly last Saturday, when a knock on the door from my neigh­bour Lawrence... Read more...

Good weekend for three wheelers

Good weekend for three wheelers

24/07/2009, by in

It was a very successful weekend for three Shetland Wheeler cyclists.Carlos Riise lifted the Aberdeen District Ian Porter Trophy at the Furneux 100 mile time trial with both he and Christine McLean breaking the Scottish Veterans record for the distance while Colin Smith was in action in Caithnes... Read more...

Trophy triumphs for mirror sailors

Trophy triumphs for mirror sailors

24/07/2009, by in Sport

A group of six young Shetland sailors recently travelled to Loch Ard in the Trossachs to compete in the Scottish Mirror Championships.Five races were sailed over two days in what can only be described as very frustrating conditions, with the wind very light at 0 to 5 knots and swinging up to 45 ... Read more...

Cricketers to play Orkney

Cricketers to play Orkney

24/07/2009, by in Sport

Some Scottish members of parlia­ment think that there is too much media coverage of cricket at the moment. Namely the Ashes being played between England and Australia. This test series is proving to be as exciting as the 2005 series and it is very difficult to predict who shall come out on top.... Read more...

Albacores in Largs

Albacores in Largs

24/07/2009, by in Sport

Four Shetland albacores made the trip to Largs on the west coast of Scotland for the Albacore UK National and International Cham­pionships 2009.The six day international sailing event is held every two years in the UK, Canada or the US with representatives of all three countries taking part. ... Read more...

In the garden

In the garden

24/07/2009, by in

Running out of space is a chronic complaint in even the largest of gardens, and I have decided to apply William Morris’s house rules, with a twist to my garden: have nothing in your garden that you don’t know to be useful or think beautiful.This isn’t quite as straightforward as it sounds,... Read more...