24th February 2017

Sport

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...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 26/01/2017, by in Features, Sport

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

0 comments, 19/01/2017, by in Features, Sport

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...

Talking sport … by Jim Tait

Talking sport … by Jim Tait

0 comments, 02/12/2016, by in Sport

It was a glitzy night at Clickimin on Friday evening as Shetland’s top talent once again assembled for the annual sports awards bash.Strongman Dhanni Moar and volleyball player Edward Oldbury picked up the main individual honours, while Janice Johnston was justly honoured for a sterling period... Read more...

Talking Sport . . . with Jim Tait

Talking Sport . . . with Jim Tait

0 comments, 17/11/2016, by in Sport

The past fortnight has seen some memorable performances by our sports competitors, with the Shetland Ladies hockey team making the headlines this week for reaching the semi-finals of the Scottish District Cup for the fifth year in a row – a great achievement.The previous week the Shetland netb... Read more...

Talking Sport … by Jim Tait

Talking Sport … by Jim Tait

0 comments, 11/11/2016, by in Sport

The rise of tennis player Andy Murray to number one in the world at the weekend has again prompted suggestions that he is the greatest ever sportsman from Great Britain.While there is absolutely no doubt that Murray is now one of the most talented and successful performers the country has ever p... Read more...