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Daily Archives: June 6, 2010

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

This month, hundreds of Shetlanders and Shetland families from across the world will be arriving in the islands to take part in the Hamefarin celebrations, 50 years after the first such event (see James W. Irvine’s article).The occasion is a useful reminder of just how much things have changed... Read more...

History: The first Hamefarin

History: The first Hamefarin

James W. Irvine recalls another Hamerfarin, 50 years ago, and the part he played in organising that celebration.Even at my age I am extremely pleased to see in The Shetland Times that preparations for this year’s Hamefarin, from 14th to 26th June, are going ahead with clear enthusiasm and cons... Read more...

Place: The bonny Isle

Place: The bonny Isle

Marsali Taylor visits Whalsay to learn more about the island’s fascinating history.Approaching Whalsay’s south-west corner, you see a rounded, green island with a long scattering of houses across it, and, in front, the metallic white superstructures and coloured bows of boats behind the brea... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

There seems to be a bit of an ‘80s revival going on right now. Bands like Franz Ferdinand are tapping into early eighties trebly guitars, blipping Casios and prosaic lyrics to produce perfect pop parfaits. Most big cities in the UK sport some kind of Reflex ‘80s Retro bar full of hen nights and ... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherface

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherface

A Hamefarin heroI niver tocht dis Hamefarin wid come wi wird o a freend I lost contact wi twa hunder year ago. Jeemie wis wan o my few human freends. As a bairn I wis ey weel warned tae bide clear o dem. So wir freendship wis a weel kept secret.Da year wis 1803, an aabody faered da sight o a... Read more...