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Daily Archives: August 8, 2009

Times Past 07.08.09

Times Past 07.08.09

08/08/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoScottish poet Alan Bold has spent some time recently researching the life of Hugh MacDiarmid, and last month he visited Whalsay, where the poet spent nine years of his life, from 1933-1942.The house in which MacDiarmid lived has deteriorated over the years. The roof has gone and ... Read more...

Isles Views 07.08.09

Isles Views 07.08.09

08/08/2009, by in Features

Re-launching the ActiveOctogenarian he may be, but Duncan Sandison of Baltasound has lost none of his love or enthusiasm for boats, especially those that have a story and an interesting history.The boat haven in Haroldswick is ample proof of that and visitors, even the most dyed in the wool ... Read more...

Letter from Westminster 07.08.09

Letter from Westminster 07.08.09

08/08/2009, by in Features

Let me start this column with a welcome to Master Archie Scott who entered the world last weekend and to congratulate Tavish and Kirsten on his birth. He is a strapping lad by all accounts but not, it seems, one who will be hurried. His disregard for his due date suggests that he may have inherited ... Read more...

Views from the Scord 07.08.09

Views from the Scord 07.08.09

08/08/2009, by in Features

Utnabrake housingThe public meeting and display in the Scalloway hall on Thursday last week to give the public a chance to see firsthand the scale and area of the proposal to build 100 or more houses between Upper Scalloway and Utnabrake was well attended and further consolidated Hjaltland Hous... Read more...

North Mainland Notes 07.08.09

North Mainland Notes 07.08.09

08/08/2009, by in Features

Muckle Roe EelaThe annual Muckle Roe Eela competition takes place tomorrow night from 6-8pm and organisers would welcome new competitors. The catches will be fried up at the Muckle Roe hall after the weigh-in at 8.30pm.Boats of any size will be accepted with a maximum of three persons per v... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook 07.08.09

South Mainland Notebook 07.08.09

08/08/2009, by in Features

Spiggie runThe annual Mind Your Head Fun Run and Walk around Spiggie takes place on Sunday.Now in its fourth year, this South Mainland event is always keenly anticipated, and folk from all over Shetland and beyond are invited to come along and enjoy some healthy exercise and a great day out... Read more...