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Daily Archives: April 6, 2010

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Misplaced optimismLate last month, the Scottish government’s chief scientist, Professor Anne Glover, was in Shetland to discuss the threat of global warming and the efforts to reduce carbon emissions. According to Professor Glover, Shetlanders have the ideas and, hopefully, the enthusiasm to b... Read more...

Sounding off: A reality check

Sounding off: A reality check

Last month, J. Laughton Johnston argued that the Viking Energy windfarm offers many benefits for Shetland. But James Mackenzie remains unconvinced. here, he outlines the ongoing environmental and economic concerns that many share about the project.J. Laughton Johnston asks us to keep a proper pe... Read more...

Fiction: Fornenst da siccar sea

Fiction: Fornenst da siccar sea

A fictional story, based on accounts of the sixern disaster of July 1881, by Sandy Peterson“So, Robbie boy, hoo did it go da day at da regatta? I gadder fae dy grumpy face – an’ da racket du’s makkin’ – dat hit mebby didna go as weel as du widda wanted.”Speaking from his chair ... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

With all the talking points of contemporary Shetland life, whether it be the debates on wind farms, the blue print for education and Dave Clark, or the arrival of Tesco, Mareel and Simon King, the most significant thing to happen to Shetland since Sullom Voe was built has gone unnoticed: Sumburgh Ai... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Froggy smoorikinsA voar highlight is frogs gadderin in da loch tae laeve dir spawn. For me hit’s a novelty, dey wir niver dere when I wis a young trow. Frogs hiv been in Shetland for little ower a hunder year. Dat’s why we’ve nae Shetland name for dem.Dir metamorphosis fae tadpoles int... Read more...