12th December 2017

Posts tagged with Features

In the belly of the beast

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

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...

Wir Shop: Shoard, Whalsay

Wir Shop: Shoard, Whalsay

Among charity shops, it is a legend. It is the motherlode, the Aladdin's Cave, a treasury of delights for those of us who love to sift through the second-hand. It is El Dorado. The real Treasure Island. People speak of Whalsay's Shoard shop in hushed voices, plotting expeditions, trying to fit its f... Read more...

So whose oil is it anyway?

So whose oil is it anyway?

Council convener Sandy Cluness says the opportunity for more local control should be grasped. In a couple of years or so we will have a fundamental choice to make: whether to restore Scotland’s independence after 300 years, or to remain part of the United Kingdom. (more…) Read more...

Off the record

Off the record

by Clive Munro "So, Clive, what's your Top 10 albums of all time ?" No-one's asked me that in a long time but when Tom asked me about doing a music column for Shetland Life I remembered that he had run a feature in The Shetland Times back in the late 80s in which (relatively) well known Shetlander... Read more...

Music: Nothing is explained

Music: Nothing is explained

Malachy Tallack meets singer-songwriter Donald Anderson to discuss his new album, In Passing.It is difficult to know how to introduce In Passing. Is this Donald Anderson’s second album? Or the debut from The Donald Anderson Band? The CD cover at least suggests the latter, and fans of the songw... Read more...