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Daily Archives: December 6, 2009

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Ideas, pleaseIt would hardly be controversial to suggest that there is something of a crisis in Shetland politics today.At the time of the last elections, in 2007, there was considerable hope within the community that a new group of councillors would bring life to the authority – fresh ide... Read more...

Fiction: In full flight

Fiction: In full flight

Stephen Gordon tells the tale of a rock ‘n’ roll band at the very height of their fame.The marquee was flapping in the flans of wind that swept down through the harbour. The scaffolding skeleton held on to its skin, but the creaks and the infuriating sound of aluminium on aluminium rose abov... Read more...

Architecture: Place-making

Architecture: Place-making

For the next year, Shetland Life will be featuring a series of articles exploring the themes of architecture and place. This month, Karen Emslie and Mike Finnie offer an introduction to the subject, and to Shetland’s Power of Place celebrations.Throughout 2010, Shetland will be playing host to... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

Recently I enjoyed the glitter and magic of the Clickimin Christmas Craft Fair. My wife, in her capacity as a jeweller and silversmith, set up her silver at a stall between some beautiful photographs of Shetlands wild flowers and a collection of gorgeous woven textiles. (Textiles? In Shetland? Could... Read more...