24th March 2017

Features

Talking Sport … by Jim Tait

Talking Sport … by Jim Tait

0 comments, 24/03/2017, by in Features, Sport

The current spell of excellence by Shetland’s female sports competitors continued at the weekend with victories by both A and B teams in the annual netball inter-county.Both sides registered 52-25 successes in Kirkwall, in a discipline where two or three decades ago Orkney were far more domina... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 17/03/2017, by in Features, Sport

The recent death of former Glasgow Celtic footballer Tommy Gemmell, and the announcement a few days earlier that Lisbon Lions captain Billy McNeill was sufferent from dementia, is sad news with regard to probably the greatest club side Britain has every produced. Having already lost goalkeeper Ronn... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 03/03/2017, by in Features, Sport

Like so many in the isles it came as a terrible shock when I heard that Lawrence Tulloch had died. Just a few days earlier I had called him and he provided valuable information for a short piece about Yell badminton stalwart Alex Thomson.Lawrence was perhaps best known for his background in stor... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 17/02/2017, by in Features, Sport

The Shetland football team is due to face old rivals Orkney tomorrow in the first round of the North Caledonian League’s Jock Mackay Cup.It is the perfect chance for Shetland to gain revenge for the defeat in last year’s inter-county match in Kirkwall, a game which they deserved to win.T... Read more...

Talking Sport … by Jim Tait

Talking Sport … by Jim Tait

0 comments, 10/02/2017, by in Features, Sport

I have no idea why the draw for this year’s island games football competition has been made six months before the event (affiliation to a greater body perhaps?) but it has thrown up a thrilling if daunting prospect for the Shetland side.The biggest eye-catcher is obviously being placed in the ... Read more...