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Daily Archives: July 5, 2010

Past Life: Jean Jack

Past Life: Jean Jack

From Shetland Life, July 1985, No.57by Sheila GearWhen I was a child, listening to the Foula folk counting kin, one name that often cropped up was that of Jean Jack. It seemed to me that name was pronounced with an air of satisfied finality and since all family trees appeared to lead back to... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

I recently took the long road from Unst to sample the Flavour of Shetland festival at the pier in Lerwick. It turns out the flavour of Shetland is paella and strawberry waffles (not in the same dish). That and Chinese food seemed to be the most popular dishes on offer. There was a little bit of Shet... Read more...

Maritime: History re-enacted

Maritime: History re-enacted

The last steam-powered herring drifter in the world has recently undergone major restoration work, and a few weeks ago travelled under steam from Lowestoft to Great Yarmouth. Mick Harrod tells the story.It was a moment that has been dreamed of for many years. The Lydia Eva, the only remaining co... Read more...

Environment: A cut above

Environment: A cut above

Marsali Taylor investigates Enviroglass, a small firm with a big future.From the outside, it doesn’t look like a firm with the UK patent for the architect’s favourite recycled floor-covering. A green agricultural shed with a smaller shed behind it; a muddy track, and what looks like a large ... Read more...

Home sweet home?

Home sweet home?

Chris Cope examines the dilemma that he and other graduates face after college or university: return to Shetland or stay away?Shetland is a home like no other, with vast swathes of deep blue sea enclosing the islands in a gentle stranglehold, making it feel at times like a world away from the UK... Read more...

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Softening the blowIt seems that after years of hesitation the council may finally be pressing ahead with school closures in the islands.Councillors last month decided to consult on the closure of seven schools in total. Uyeasound, Burravoe, Sandness, North Roe and Olnafirth primaries, and th... Read more...