26th February 2017

Features

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

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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

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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...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

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As someone whose problematic knee deters almost any form of physical exercise bar swimming, I have enormous admiration (and no little envy) for those who still compete seriously in their 50s and 60s.I remember interviewing badminton players Gordon and Graham Keith about 14 years ago, when the Ye... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

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Last week may not have been the best of times overall for Jeremy Corbyn – is it ever? – but he did raise the ongoing issue of inflated wages for sports people.The Labour leader told television reporters he believed there should be a national cap on higher earnings to clamp down on "grotesque... Read more...

A personal column by Louise Thomason

A personal column by Louise Thomason

16/12/2016, by in Features

Acts of Christmas kindness We’re just a week away from Christmas. Our tree is up, some presents wrapped, and meal planning has commenced. I have to admit that, with a 16-month-old not yet aware of all the fuss, I’m probably the most excited member of the family.I’m not sure why I love Chr... Read more...