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Daily Archives: August 7, 2011

Arts & crafts: On the trail

Arts & crafts: On the trail

Jordan Ogg introduces the Shetland Craft Trail, a new venture bringing together artists and craftspeople from across the isles.In the present age of lumpen mass consumerism an alternative market is growing popular with people who want something a bit different from the mainstream. These customer... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

It’s the school summer holidays and for my wife, son and dog that means heading sooth for our thrice a year “check up” with the family and friends. (The cat stays with neighbours.)  After we first arrived in Shetland it was just the two of us would travel south from Sumburgh leaving the dog w... Read more...

History: End of an empire

History: End of an empire

John Peterson tells the story of the Empire Heritage, a former whaling ship lost off the coast of Northern Ireland towards the end of the Second World War.The memorial plaque recently erected on the Esplanade in Lerwick is a fitting and much deserved tribute to the many Shetland men who left fro... Read more...

Past Life: Summer Visitors

Past Life: Summer Visitors

From Shetland Life, August 1986, No.70Extract from Editorial CommentSummer VisitorsOne of the best aspects of summer in Shetland is the large number of visitors from all parts of the world who, in nearly very case, are delighted with the friendly reception that greets... Read more...