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Daily Archives: June 21, 2010

Wonderful night of music

Wonderful night of music

I have just come home from a wonderful night of Shetland song at the Hamefarin' Club, where five singing groups and choirs performed at Islesburgh. I felt a word of thanks was called for and a congratulations to all the people who took part. What a lovely evening and what a good way to celebrate ho... Read more...

Morally reprehensible

Morally reprehensible

Alistair Carmichael should be lauded for his noble but ultimately doomed attempts in the Brown Labour government era to get some sort of price reduction for fuel in the islands.Now that his party holds the balance of power in the government, and the fact that the energy minister is a Lib-Dem, I ... Read more...

Changes are not all bad

Changes are not all bad

I came to live and work in Shetland 39 years ago. I first lived in Unst, and was one of three women who drove cars there, and the only woman who went to funerals.I remember shopping in a big store in Lerwick, and when I produced my cheque card I was asked by a fellow Orcadian shop assistant if I... Read more...