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Daily Archives: February 7, 2010

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Fighting the wrong battleIt was reported last week that close to £200,000 worth of Class A drugs had been seized by police in Shetland during 2008/2009. This was primarily heroin.There are a number of ways we can think about this figure. For Shetland, it shows a continuing increase in heroi... Read more...

Sounding off: Variorums

Sounding off: Variorums

Davy Cooper argues that the visual arts should be better recognised in Shetland for their role in driving social and economic progress.I’ve wandered the edges of the visual arts community in Shetland for many years. I’ve been a journeyman illustrator, photographer and art instructor, in fac... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

My wife and I have just returned from a month in Glasgow accompanied by our beautiful new wee baby, initiating the poor little thing into Shetland life with the full blown Northlink experience at the tender age of two weeks. Well it’s important to get them immune to horrific things while they are ... Read more...

Crofting: A difficult season

Crofting: A difficult season

Marsali Taylor finds that this winter’s unusually cold weather has had a severe impact on the islands’ crofters and livestock.The snow was bonny, but it wasn’t much fun for people with animals. Crofters had a lot of extra work over Christmas, and the effects will still be with them for a w... Read more...

Profile: The Red Show

Profile: The Red Show

Shetland Life meets a young band with island roots, currently making musical waves in Glasgow and beyond.The Shetland music scene could be said to extend far beyond the shores of these islands, and some of the most interesting local music is currently being created by Shetland musicians living e... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Meenie’s Viking spoonWhit do you mak o beards? Dey ir aawye eenoo in aa shapes an sizes. Some hae joost a peerie sproot fae dir chin. Idders hae a straggly effort you want tae tak da sheers tae. Da bearded champions hae a tick bush dey peek oot fae ahint. An hit is usually fluffy an waftin o s... Read more...

Past Times: The new <I>St. Clair</i>

Past Times: The new St. Clair

From The Shetland Times, Friday 5th February, 1960.The new St. ClairThis is an artist’s impression of the North of Scotland Shipping Company’s new motor ship St. Clair. The building of the ship is progressing very satisfactorily, and the launching should take place within the nex... Read more...