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Daily Archives: August 9, 2009

Tourism: Shetland on air

Tourism: Shetland on air

Tourists in the islands now have their very own radio station, providing information, interviews and local music. Marsali Taylor speaks to Visit Shetland’s Andy Steven about 60 North FM.A new venture by Visit Shetland began last year: a dedicated tourist radio station, with information about S... Read more...

Notes from a niseach

Notes from a niseach

Travelling NorthThere is much that is surreal about visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.There is, of course, the aquamarine shade of its waters; the fact, too, that its depths lap against dark volcanic rocks that seems to belong to some Neolithic landscape, where even dinosaurs might fear an... Read more...

Maritime: Keep on sailing

Maritime: Keep on sailing

Ruth Grainger praises the work of the Swan and her crew, and recommends a chartered trip as an ideal short holiday.The Swan, Shetland’s own sail training vessel – a project undertaken some 15 years ago by a few determined men, who campaigned and worked tirelessly to provide our isles with a ... Read more...

Past Times: Life goes on!

Past Times: Life goes on!

From The Shetland Times, Friday 14th August, 1959Life goes on! “The Old Rock” Lerwick, Friday, August 14, 1959What man of this generation could convey to a happy, contented nation the feelings of a tiny, isolated minority of Her Majesty’s subjects on hearing that her forthcoming happy ... Read more...