Shetland Life

Shetland: a model for the future
05/04/2013, by in Shetland Life

As tidal, wave and offshore wind power generation become ever more serious options for Shetland’s seas, we could lose control over their development. But, says Kate Johnson, of Heriot Watt University’s International Centre for Island Technology,  Shetland already offers a model of how local con... Read more...

Off the record

Clive Munro By the time you read this we may well have endured another of those cold, dismal Junes which give Shetland summers a bad name. But I’m writing this at the start of the month while that glorious spell of weather towards the end of May is still fresh in my mind. And, as always in these ... Read more...

Shetland Life: Editorial

A season of change April will be a cruel month for the expectations of some Council candidates, as, to the general relief of those of us who think democracy is important - and, let's face it, have a weakness for electioneering as a spectator sport -  there is competition for seats in every Shetlan... Read more...

Shetland Life: Editorial

Of fat burners and roundabout deniers  Cars. I can’t resist them. Well, to be specific, old cars. There’s just something about the risk, the hope, the belief that this one will be the bargain it appears on Shetlink, eBay or in The Shetland Times classifieds. And then the first thing you have t... Read more...

In the belly of the beast

Tom Morton is taken on a journey behind the wire and into Mareel Zone “If you don't have steel toe caps, I've got spare boots,” says the genial Richard Wemyss, Shetland Arts' Head of Operations for Mareel. This is not so I can give either his employer or Richard himself a substantial kicking, i... Read more...

Coming home

Dave Clark, former Council Chief Executive, remembers what it felt like to return to his boyhood home. The aircraft looked so tiny, parked there on the tarmac, They had always seemed so large as a peerie lad. The Viscounts, then the Hawker Siddeley’s that replaced them. Were all my childhood memo... Read more...

Shetland Life: Editorial

Celluloid hero? Robert Rodriguez made his first movie, El Mariachi, for $4000, some of which he raised by letting drug companies use him as a guinea pig. Now, he’s a superstar director, responsible for the likes of Spy Kids, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Planet Terror. Edward Burns (She’s the ... Read more...

The Garden in February

A miracle, assisted by some sturdy rope, is responsible for one of the tallest trees at Lea Gardens to remain upright after 2011’s Christmas day hurricane. The tree in question is Eucalyptus parviflora ssp. debeuzevillei, usually referred to as Eucalyptus beelzebubii, because it is such a handsome... Read more...