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Daily Archives: September 4, 2011

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Trust (and the trust)The future of Shetland Charitable Trust (SCT) is important. What the trust does – what it chooses to invest in and to spend its money on – will have a significant role in shaping life in these islands over the coming years.It is important, therefore, that people... Read more...

Sounding off: Gone tomorrow?

Sounding off: Gone tomorrow?

Paul Harvey explains why one of Shetland’s unique flowering plants is currently threatened with extinction.Imagine discovering a group of 25 bright yellow flowers on a rocky knowe at the bottom of your garden and being told that they were the only examples of their kind anywhere in the world.... Read more...

Canada: Notes from 60° North

Canada: Notes from 60° North

LeavingIn his last piece for Shetland Life, Shawn Bell describes the experience of leaving Fort Smith, a community in the Northwest Territories which he had come to love.I’m writing this final column from a café in Hamilton, a city of 500,000 people in southern Ontario.It’s a long w... Read more...

Reminiscence: Memories of Berlin

Reminiscence: Memories of Berlin

Chris Bunyan recalls his experiences in the divided and reunited city of Berlin.The recent anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall made me think about my times in that city over a 20 year period – from after the wall had been built to after the downfall of the East German regime. (more... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

I love television. Love it. In fact I love television so much I hardly watch it at all. I know that sounds contradictory but as much as I love trifle I don’t want three courses of it at every meal. What I mean is I am so amazed by what television is capable of that I wade  through the vast rivers... Read more...

Past Life: St Ninian’s Isle

Past Life: St Ninian’s Isle

From Shetland Life, September 1986, No. 71St Ninian’s IsleWhen St Ninian cam ta Shetland, his gospel ta explain, He brought his boat ta anchor in under da ‘Grey Stane,’ Abune da Houllan’ Bodrill St Ninian knelt ta pray, An da skarf sat ipo Skarfataing – he’s sitting der... Read more...