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Daily Archives: November 6, 2009

Poetry anthology to be launched

Poetry anthology to be launched

A poetry anthology published in memory of and in tribute to the late Adrian Mitchell (aka the “shadow poet laureate”), who died in December 2008, will be launched at Shetland Library on Tuesday.Mr Mitchell’s memorable perfor­m­ance at the Wordplay festival in Shetland a few months b... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 06.11.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 06.11.09

0 comments, 06/11/2009, by in News

In 1841 there were 761 people living in Feltar. By 2008 that number had fallen to just 48. Only Papa Stour has experienced a more precipitous decline in population among Shetland’s most remote islands. It has now reached the stage where development is desperately needed to prevent Fetlar, which is... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

06/11/2009, by in Features

Worried staff hustled into my parliamentary office this week. In the course of their duties they keep an eye on Shetland’s news websites to note what I may, or may not, have said to journalists.The headline was about a “cheeky” calendar and the story involved the CLAN appeal selling out a ... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

06/11/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoOff the Spike: It is necessary to be conscious of sexist language – necessary because only by being conscious of words and phrases that can offend can one make sure they are not used and thus go a little way towards working for equality between the sexes. Equality, note, not the s... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

06/11/2009, by in Features

Nice RsVolkswagen is now taking orders for the quickest versions of its Golf and Scirocco cars ever built, a pair of cars proudly bearing the R badge.You can book a Golf R from just under £29,000 or the Golf-based coupe, the Scirocco R, from just under £27,000.Interestingly enough, the... Read more...