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North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

19/03/2010, by in Features

Skol – Torf EinarThe Up-Helly-A’ season draws to a close today as Delting chief-viking Torf Einar and his hoard of Norse warriors look forward to a long and action-packed day.Torf Einar, better known as Muckle Roe man Lawrence Johnson, has looked forward to this day for a decade and is ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

12/03/2010, by in Features

Scope for hydro?Recently folk may have been aware of men in rubber boots near the site of a number of local burns.Representatives of sustainable energy advisors, IT Power, are currently carrying out feasibility studies into the prospect of micro-hydro generation in Shetland. Three sites in N... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

05/03/2010, by in Features

Muckle Roe matineeThis weekend Shetland Film Club is showing a double matinee at the Muckle Roe Hall.Doors open at 2.30pm on Sunday and the first film, Simmer Dim, begins at 3pm. This is a documentary shot by the Home Mission Unit in 1953 and features footage of Shetland in the 1950s. There ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

19/02/2010, by in Features

Good luck Berzerkers!The fruits of a long winter’s labour finally come together today as Brydon Anderson of Eshaness takes his place as head guizer in the Northmavine Up-Helly-A’.Jarl Anderson and his Northmavine Berzerkers have spent long hours in the galley shed over the past few month... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

29/01/2010, by in Features

Babushka helps HaitiAfter being postponed more than once due to the wintry weather of late, the North Roe School Concert took place on Friday night in the North Roe and Lochend hall.A good audience turnout was entertained by a lively performance of Babushka, who spends many sad and lonely ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

23/01/2010, by in Features

Listen to a Stage InvasionRecently I had a chance to catch up with Shetland-born singer/songwriter Terry Balfour. Terry now lives in Glasgow, but still enjoys visits back to Shetland to spend time with his parents, Alan and Wilma, who live outside Brae. For the past year, he has been busy writin... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

16/01/2010, by in Features

Reestit mutton on the menuNext Sunday there’s a chance for folk to partake of some traditional Shetland fare when the Sullom hall invites everyone to a winter lunch.The event is based on the Sunday teas concept, but with a warming feed of tattie soup, reestit mutton and bannocks as well ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

09/01/2010, by in Features

Muckle Roe ‘Bid’ in the New YearMuckle Roe Hall had a wonderful start to the New Year when sensational Shetland band, Fiddlers’ Bid, came first fittin’ on New Year’s day. For days prior to the gig, members of the hall committee questioned whether the event would go ahead because of dr... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

01/01/2010, by in Features

North Roe Carol and Nativity ServiceOn the Sunday before Christmas, despite the snowy weather, a good-sized congregation gathered in the North Roe Methodist Kirk to join in the carol service and nativity play. This year the nativity featured Michael Mouse, a story about a peerie mouse, played... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

25/12/2009, by in Features

Successful pantomime at Ollaberry schoolOllaberry School bairns in Primaries 1-7 performed their panto, Hansel and Gretel, last Tuesday to an appreciative audience at the Ollaberry Hall. The cast included six peerie trows, Len Hur (a hero), twins Hansel and Gretel, their sensible sister Freda, ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

05/12/2009, by in Features

Sisters launch community shop“Excited, exhausted and emotional.” This described how I was feeling last Thursday when the Hillswick Shop re-opened after the community buy-out in July this year. As project officer for the Northmavine Community Development Company (NCDC), I’d played a small... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

28/11/2009, by in Features

Stories of Papa StourIf there was ever a time when our secondary English class at Brae was a peerie bit bored of hearing about punctuation, nouns, verbs and sentence structure from our beloved teacher George P S Peterson, someone would slip a question about Papa Stour into the con... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

21/11/2009, by in Features

Parent councilThe Mossbank Primary School Parent Council would like to see as many parents as possible at an open evening on Wednesday at 7pm in order for folk to find more out about the new Curriculum for Excellence.Curriculum for Excellence aims to transform in education in Scotland by pr... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

14/11/2009, by in Features

Urafirth bookwormsDuring the October holidays the library at Urafirth Primary School benefited from a major overhaul.New head teacher Wilma Missenden explained: “A group of lovely ladies came in and revamped the entire area. They were Kathleen Tait (Brae library), Morag Nicolson (childre... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

07/11/2009, by in Features

Successful socialThe harvest social in North Roe on Monday proved to be a really well attended and successful evening. Magnie Ratter introduced a wide and varied programme that included a range of beautiful songs from the Burra and Trondra choir, the Northmavine choir and Bethany Dunk of Sandvo... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

30/10/2009, by in Features

Art from the kitchen cupboardUntil a recent conversation with Sarah Hoseason of Yell, I was oblivious to the fact that it was possible to create artwork using many mundane items that can be found in kitchen cupboards.Sarah has recently spent time running textile and art workshops in Yell in ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes 23.10.09

North Mainland Notes 23.10.09

24/10/2009, by in Features

Extension of ballotAs renovations continue at the community-owned shop in Hillswick and the business moves nearer to opening day, it is now time to finalise the board of directors.Local people are voting to decide the final line-up of the board and the deadline for the return of postal ball... Read more...

North Mainland Notes 16.10.09

North Mainland Notes 16.10.09

17/10/2009, by in Features

Change to Post Office hoursAlthough the hosted post office service for Hillswick, which started in the Hillswick hall in August, will continue to operate on Monday and Thursday afternoons, there has been a slight change to the opening times. Post Office services will now be available on both d... Read more...