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Daily Archives: November 7, 2010

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Taking stock“Shetland is changing, the long familiar life-style based on our modest natural resources being replaced by an affluence which depends ultimately on the riches of North Sea oil. This is a good time for taking stock of our situation, for trying to see where we are going while taking... Read more...

Motoring: Bringing back the Bean

Motoring: Bringing back the Bean

In the first of a series of articles, Ryan Taylor charts the restoration of Shetland’s oldest working car.You can see the pride in Erik Erasmuson’s eye as soon as he opens the garage door. The 1923 Bean takes centre stage in Erik’s  shed, its blue paintwork gleaming as the car is slowly b... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

As the sun goes down over the Sound of Balta for the final time this year and the Shetland summer comes to as abrupt a halt as our seasonal flow of tourists, twitchers and tomb raiders, I, like the Arctic tern, wing my way south for the winter, i.e. I will be spending the next few months in my old h... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Kale castinTherty years is a blink in trowie time. I can mind da first edition o da Shetland Life laek hit wis yisterday. Feth, A’ll niver forgit dat day.Aabody kens hoo trows live for centuries. Hit can tak aboot a hunder human years for a trow tae fully mature. Therty year ago wir Gutter... Read more...