150 Years


The Shetland Times celebrated its 150th anniversary on 17th June 2022. Accompanying the newspaper that day was a souvenir magazine featuring “moments” recorded over the previous 50 years. Some of these moments featured expandable content QR codes of the original newspaper pages to show how the news item was covered – these are available below as PDFs. Inside the newspaper was an eight-page feature including reminiscences by former editors, available here as a PDF. You can also download a facsimile of our centenary magazine from 1972 which tells the story of our first 100 years.


Download and keep PDF versions of our two magazines and newspaper anniversary coverage:

100th Anniversary Souvenir Magazine from 1972

150th Anniversary Magazine from 2022

150th Anniversary Newspaper Feature from 17th June 2022


150th Anniversary Magazine Moments:

Moment No. 1 – Island Games come to Shetland

Moment No. 9 – Deadly Cargo

Moment No. 19 – CATS hits £1m target a year early

Moment No. 23 – Covid-19 pandemic hits the isles

Moment No. 26 – Start of the oil and gas industry

Moment No. 36 – Royal seal of approval for our new museum

Moment No. 41 – Unhappy New Year

Moment No. 47 – Week to remember

Moment No. 105 – Fixed link to Bressay?

Moment No. 108 – Clickimin Centre opens its doors to athletes after years of wrangling

Moment No. 109 – Landmark year for NorthLink Ferries

Moment No. 115 – Happy ending after deportation threat

Moment No. 120 – Multi-million pound Mareel finally opens after series of false starts

Moment No. 125 – Most contentious issue of 21st century as windfarm is approved

Moment No. 126 – Olympic torch tour

Moment No. 132 – Far flung friends at Fling

Moment No. 133 – Seventeen die in tragic Sumburgh crash

Moment No. 138 – A show of support for Ukraine

Moment No. 142 – Tough times for troubled klondykers

Moment No. 145 – Public anger at pay-off for council boss

Moment No. 150 – First day of school at the all new AHS


Bonus Features:

Concert Set Lists

Smirk 40th Anniversary

Front Page from 17th June 1872