23rd April 2018
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Shetland Life: Editorial

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

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...

Shetland Life: Editorial

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

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...

Past Times: Highlights of 1961

Past Times: Highlights of 1961

From The Shetland Times, Friday 29th December 1961 Shetland Chamber of Commerce considered the time ripe for the re-opening of the question of protecting the name "Shetland" in connection with the local woollen industry, and offered S.W.I.A Ltd. all support towards that end. The latter organisation... Read more...

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

We can do betterWe find ourselves in uncertain times. Difficult decisions must be made, and quickly, but public faith in those whose job it is to do so could hardly be any lower. Cuts are coming – to jobs, to services, to “quality of life”, perhaps – but we have yet to learn where exactl... Read more...

Past Life

Past Life

From Shetland Life, November 1986, No.73(Extract from) Editorial commentWithin the last few months Shetland’s economic outlook has darkened considerably. For the first time since the start of the oil construction boom there has been a considerable reduction in the number of “pe... Read more...

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

A sad farewellIt is strange to think of the Street without Clive’s Record Shop. It is strange to think that such a significant part of Shetland’s cultural life will no longer be there.I say significant because Clive’s was never just a shop. It was never just a place to buy and take hom... Read more...