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Daily Archives: January 10, 2010

<i>Shetland Life</i> Editorial

Shetland Life Editorial

A healthy debateAt the end of any year there will be things you wish to remember and things you would prefer to forget.Looking back over 2009, there are many things we might want to forget. The sorry state of our council would be one obvious example, though there is little chance of that mat... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

As I write this in mid December it is around about that time when tabloid newspapers start to bang on about Christmas Scrooges: offices that ban decorations because of health and safety, city councils who won’t put up Christmas lights in case it offends other religions (they mean Muslims) and scho... Read more...

New Year: Three wishes

New Year: Three wishes

As another year and another decade begin, Marsali Taylor offers Shetlanders a hypothetical New Year fairy, and asks what their special wishes might be.This article began with thinking about money; more specifically, bankers’ bonuses, the credit crunch, global meltdown, all that. You can’t tu... Read more...

Music: Shipwrecks & Static

Music: Shipwrecks & Static

Fair Isle musician, singer and songwriter Inge Thomson has just released her first solo album, after many years of involvement with other bands and artists. Neil Riddell finds it a rewarding and surprising listen.Weird sparkly noises, electronic bleeps, the sound of banging metal teapots full of... Read more...

Power of Place: Look up

Power of Place: Look up

In the first of our new monthly series of articles, celebrating 2010’s Power of Place event, Iain Malcolmson suggests it is time for all of us toLook up It is a few years ago now since I was a skinny architecture student at Edinburgh University, but there are fundamental things you pick up... Read more...