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Daily Archives: July 4, 2011

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

A strange debateI have always been a little puzzled by the level of anger directed toward Mareel. After all, this is a building that will, once it opens, be providing services that many have bemoaned the lack of for years: a proper cinema, a proper music venue, recording facilities and more. (mo... Read more...

Maritime: The <i>Dorjoy</i>

Maritime: The Dorjoy

Charlie Simpson tells the story of Shetland’s last tall ship.By the end of the first World War, all seaborne traffic to and from Shetland was carried in powered vessels, while the islands’ fishing fleet was made up of steam or motor drifters and  a decreasing number of obsolescent sailing c... Read more...

Nelson’s column

Nelson’s column

After six months of phone calls, e-mails, letters and shouting I am finally getting a settlement from my insurance company. Last December we had water damage in our flat in Arrochar which we let out. A claim was put in straight away. Pretty soon I found out you are not just dealing with an insurance... Read more...