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Daily Archives: January 27, 2011

Times Past

Times Past

27/01/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe legendary Shetland scholar Laurence Leask Johnson, who died last month, has left his entire collection of more than 2000 books to the library – but there are so many books, and such a shortage of space, that the library has been left with “a massive problem”. (more…) Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

27/01/2011, by in Features

I’m composing these words on Tuesday afternoon before heading out to Up-Helly-A’ with squad number 18.As Guizer Jarl John Hunter said in the Lerwick Town Hall this week, the festival is a great leveller. I’m led to understand that a leading Lerwick businessman, dressed some­what implausib... Read more...