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Daily Archives: August 8, 2010

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Everybody loves a bargainFor me, the most depressing thing about the growth of Tesco in Shetland is not the threat the company poses to local businesses, to consumer choice and to the local economy, nor the fact that they have, apparently, outsmarted the council’s planning department with an a... Read more...

Hobbies: Unburied treasure

Hobbies: Unburied treasure

A new internet craze is taking enthusiasts away from their computers and out into the hills. Intrigued, Malachy Tallack tries out geocaching.In the past few years, the internet has spawned a dazzling array of opportunities for anyone with a desire to waste their time and money. Computer users a... Read more...

Outdoors: A Westside paradise

Outdoors: A Westside paradise

Marsali Taylor visits Da Gairdins at Sand.Da Gairdins, Sand, is one of Shetland’s best-kept gardening secrets. The plantings were begun by Alan and Ruby Inkster almost 20 years ago, and include woodland, a wild-flower meadow, ponds, native planting and southern hemisphere collections. (more&he... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Scriechin scoriesWhaar we bide used tae be a fine plaece. A peerie howe under a quiet peerie knowe on da hill. Weel, no ony mair, we hae new neebours. As weel as bein noisy dey threaten wis wi violence regularly. Dey’ve even teckled wis! Wha wid dae sicca thing tae trows? Scories, dat’s wha.... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

I have found myself having to steal a quick half hour here and there during a busy schedule to get on with writing this article. On Friday I played snare drum in a samba band on the back of a World Cup float in a carnival. On Saturday I not only hosted a concert but played bass for a vocal group per... Read more...

Past Life: Bye bye from him

Past Life: Bye bye from him

From Shetland Life, August 1985, No.58(extract from) Media Matters by Ian J. D. AndersonThis is my last Media Matters column. The reason for this is simple. As from August (this is written in July) the Shetland Islands Broadcasting Company Limited will start to operate, although the radio st... Read more...