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Daily Archives: May 7, 2010

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Gambling in our nameAs though the havoc wreaked by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano last month were not enough to convince us, two more disastrous events have since unfolded that demonstrate precisely how vulnerable we in the West have allowed ourselves to become.But, whereas the volcanic erupt... Read more...

Politics: Representing youth

Politics: Representing youth

Malachy Tallack meets Nicole Mouat, Shetland’s Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.While the rest of us had the opportunity this month to exercise our right to vote, young folk all over the country had to sit back and watch helplessly as we once again made the wrong decisions. But though ... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

When I was young it was simple. Working people voted Labour, posh folk and farmers voted Conservative, “teuchters” voted Liberal and a collection of various academics, bohemians and lunatics voted for the Nats. There were a few commies dotted around and the odd independent, but that was it. Simp... Read more...

History: Women at war

History: Women at war

The difficult and hugely important work carried out by women in the First World War too often goes unremarked. Marsali Taylor explores the contribution of Shetland women to the war effort.As soon as war was declared, the Shetland Women’s Suffrage Society formed the Emergency Helpers, with the ... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Less a less, for sicca ess!Hit wis da sam da last time yon volcano gied aff. I got da blame for da smell. I wis joost a peerie trow playin on da hill in 1821 when my midder accused me.“Tushie, is yon dee? I should niver hiv let dee aet aa yon kale dastreen,” she said waftin a claa afore ... Read more...