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Memorial lecture in honour of John Graham

Memorial lecture in honour of John Graham

06/09/2009, by in News

The annual memorial lecture in Shetland Museum, which celebrates the achievements of past scholars, will this year be held in honour of the late John J Graham.The lecture on 9th October will be given by Michael Schmidt, professor of poetry at Glasgow University, who will explore the work of poet... Read more...

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Back to schoolAnd so the ever-extending saga of the school-to-be goes on.After finally making a decision to go ahead with building the new Anderson High School at the Knab three months ago, following years of delays and procrastination, councillors then immediately backtracked and decided th... Read more...

Music: Live and kicking?

Music: Live and kicking?

A round-table debate on live music in ShetlandThere are countless music festivals on the Shetland calendar, Fiddlers’ Bid continue to do wonders for the isles’ reputation in the wider world and we are blessed with a litany of supremely talented young musicians. Yet ask many music fans and th... Read more...

Geology: Rock in the isles

Geology: Rock in the isles

What’s so special about Shetland’s geology? Marsali Taylor talks to Robina Barton about Shetland’s status as a Geopark, and tries “Shetland’s Volcano” walk for herself.Andesite, rhyolite, basalt, felsite, gabbro and granite, pyroxene hypersthenite, igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic. ... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherface

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherface

Da nicht afore da Trowie Show.Celebrities aa git a brak fae dir wark sometime ower da summer. An mine wis lang owerdue. So I wis da blyde tae fin a younger, mair talented an better laek writer tae tak ower fae me dis mont. I fen her at da Waas Show.An wid you believe, she’s human!Vaila Wa... Read more...

Notes from a niseach

Notes from a niseach

How the Orcadians lost their taste for Guga: The sad story of Helen WatersBooks are rarely finished by their writers. For most authors who have their work published, there are questions that remain unanswered; mistakes, too, that he or she failed to notice they were making; errors of fact and e... Read more...

Past Times: Difficult to get here

Past Times: Difficult to get here

From The Shetland Times, Friday 4th September, 1959“Twenty to thirty thousand pounds should be spent on publicising Shetland” said a New Zealand tourist before leaving Shetland yesterday. Sherwyn Baker, a horse trainer from Christchurch, left home two months ago to visit parts of Britain, Fr... Read more...