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Daily Archives: January 9, 2011

Notes from 60° north

Notes from 60° north

Over the next 12 months, Shawn Bell will write a series of columns from the small town of Fort Smith in Canada, which lies, like Shetland, on the sixtieth parallel. In the first of these articles he describes how, when the temperature falls, the community really begins to come together.Winter, t... Read more...

Books: Time for a good read

Books: Time for a good read

Shetland has a thriving network of readers’ groups located all over the isles, each reading a wide variety of books. Marsali Taylor spoke to members of two of these groups, in Lerwick and the Westside, to find out what their appeal is for readers.Reading seems a solitary activity, so many peop... Read more...

Past Life: A flag for Shetland

Past Life: A flag for Shetland

From Shetland Life, January 1986, No.63Ten years after the issue was last raised Shetland Islands Council is to make a final decision on the question of a flag for Shetland. The issue has dragged on far too long with the result that two entirely different flags are being flown from the mast-head... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

Recently, in a triumph of common sense, a council in England under pressure from local parents forced a school to change a menu item from “Gingerbread Person” back to “Gingerbread Man.” Quite right too. That’s just taking political correctness too far. Or is it PC gone mad? Well, actually ... Read more...