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Daily Archives: October 4, 2009

Cataloguing the past

Cataloguing the past

At the Shetland Archives, an immense number of fascinating and remarkable documents, covering all aspects of these islands’ history, are available for visitors to access. To learn more about what can be found in the archives, Marsali Taylor joins Angus Johnson for a tour.The search room of th... Read more...

The centre stone of the arch

The centre stone of the arch

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Walter and Joan Gray home in Scalloway. To mark the event, Janis Smith tells the story of the man whose name it bears: Walter Gray, a man worthy of our remembrance.Walter James Gray was born in the Auld Haa or Muckle Haa, Scalloway, on the evening of 1... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Gunnister Man taen bi da trowsAabody’s been spaekin aboot da Gunnister Man. Dere’s been nae end tae da spaekalation. Wha wis he? Whit wye did he dee? An why wis he buried in a paet bog?Weel, I hae da answers. He wis taen bi da trows. An afore you gaff, I hae evidence tae back up my claim... Read more...

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Investing with eyes closedLast month, charitable trustees decided that ethical investment was not for them. Their job was to make money, they said, not to worry about how that money was made.The decision was a fairly predictable one. Partly because ethical principles rarely seem to be a high... Read more...

Notes from a niseach

Notes from a niseach

Visiting the tribesDuring the month of August, I spent some time in – what could easily be – the Up Helly Aaer’s idea of Heaven.This version of Valhalla can be found beneath the pavements and streets of York – a city at one time apparently known as Jorvik and the largest Viking settl... Read more...

Past Life: Our trip to Aberdeen

Past Life: Our trip to Aberdeen

From Shetland Life, October 1984, No.48by Class Primary Five, Hamnavoe SchoolWe got to the P & O terminal at half past five. Just before six we got on the boat. We went to follow Mrs Smith then we went outside on the steamer and saw our mums. We got our photos taken with a large camera t... Read more...