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South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

19/03/2010, by in Features

Exhibition at airportThe latest exhibition in the Bonhoga Gallery touring programme has now been installed at Sumburgh Airport, where it can be seen until June.Shetland Through a Plastic Lens is a series of photographs by Shetland-based photographer Emily Sharp.Working primarily with med... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

12/03/2010, by in Features

Bookstart RhymetimeAll parents and carers with babies and toddlers are welcome to go along to the free Bookstart Rhymetime session at Dunrossness Primary School on Thursday.The session starts at 10am and lasts for approximately half an hour. It combines an introduction to books with rhymes,... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

05/03/2010, by in Features

Fascinating events for ruralsBoddam SWRI can expect a fascinating evening on Monday, when Tim Noble will be showing two DVDs.Tim now divides his time between his house in Spiggie and his home in Orkney, where he is a research fellow at Heriot-Watt University. He arrived in Shetland in 1974, ... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

26/02/2010, by in Features

Artist prepares for exhibitionBigton artist Paul Bloomer lives in a croft house which he restored himself and turned into the family home that he shares with his wife and two daughters. He paints both out of doors and in his barn.“I fell in love with Shetland when I came here on holiday i... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

19/02/2010, by in Features

Shetland DiariesFolk who have enjoyed watching the series of Simon King’s Shetland Diaries on BBC2 might be interested to hear about the experiences of Helen Moncrieff, RSPB warden for South Shetland, who helped Simon and his crew while they were making the programmes.“I was involved in ... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

12/02/2010, by in Features

Survey resultsSeveral months ago Shetland Amenity Trust’s carbon reduction officer and the Energy Saving Scotland advice centre undertook a home energy saving initiative in South Mainland. A total of 150 householders have now received personalised home energy reports, outlining energy and cost... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

06/02/2010, by in Features

Observatory appeal“We raised the £4 million required for the new building in just a year, which was phenomenal given the financial state of the world,” says Hollie Shaw, the administrator of Fair Isle Lodge and Bird Observatory.“It opens on 1st May, and we are now taking bookings. Th... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

29/01/2010, by in Features

South Mainland team on TV quizBack in March of last year the production company that makes the TV quiz show Eggheads put up posters and sent emails trying to recruit a team from Shetland. Among those who responded was a group of folk from South Mainland, made up of Ross Smith and his brother Da... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

23/01/2010, by in Features

Dancing for a good causeBack in December, Bigton dance teacher Matthew Lawrence’s pupils from Sandwick and Lerwick put on a show to raise money towards the cost of a defibrillator. The idea of raising funds to buy this lifesaving equipment had come to Matthew when he was doing a first aid co... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

16/01/2010, by in Features

Sandwick pigsFolk who have noticed the two very pink pigs who recently arrived in Sandwick might be interested to hear about their origins.They belong to John Flaws who lives in Swinister. His father kept pigs, so John got used to having them around while he was growing up and he had been t... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

09/01/2010, by in Features

Supper danceThe Auld Yule Family Supper Dance at Gulberwick Community Hall tomorrow is open to Gulberwick folk of all ages, and is guaranteed to provide a way of burning off those Christmas calories that is much more fun than jogging or a work-out.Music will be provided by the Alan Nicolson... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

01/01/2010, by in Features

Sandwick family off on big adventureMidnight on New Year’s Eve is a special time wherever you are celebrating it, but one South Mainland family has chosen to see 2010 in from a truly spectacular location.“We will be flying to Hong Kong, on the first leg of our journey to South Vietnam,... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

25/12/2009, by in Features

Christmas past“Did Shetland have any special Christmas traditions in the past?” I asked storyteller Elma Johnson, whose spellbinding performances are so greatly enjoyed throughout the isles.“Oh goodness yes,” she replied. “Let me look out my file.”And so, a few days later, I ... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

13/12/2009, by in Features

By Cathy FeenyTasty talk for SWRICulinary matters will be on the menu for Sandwick SWRI on Tuesday when, in a change to the planned schedule, members will be meeting to hear retired librarian and Levenwick resident John Hunter talk about all things foodie.Cooking for John is a lifelong p... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

05/12/2009, by in Features

Vision conference“This is the beginning of the next step of our journey,” said councillor Rick Nickerson at the opening of Saturday’s Shetland South Vision conference at Sandwick School.Entitled “The Way Forward”, the conclusions of the conference were not only the culmination of ... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

21/11/2009, by in Features

Race night at SandwickThe South Mainland Amateur Swimming Club (SMASC) Sandwick Football Club (SFC) have got together to organise a race night at Sandwick Social Club tomorrow evening.SFC, which initiated the race night over 20 years ago, has been competing for the Shetland Parish Cup since... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

14/11/2009, by in Features

Future jarls electedAt South Mainland Up-Helly-A's recent mass meeting and annual general meeting, Dale Smith from Sandwick was elected jarl for 2013 and Keith Lobban from Gulberwick for 2014."I'm delighted and looking forward to participating," said Dale, who is currently the festival comm... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

07/11/2009, by in Features

Illuminations locationBack in July Cunningsburgh Hall played host to three of the Light Labs which took place throughout Shetland, as part of Shetland Arts’ Mirrie Dancers project. Under the supervision of cross-media artists Roxane Permar and Nayan Kulkarni, folk made their own light creatio... Read more...