Shetland Amenity Trust has been awarded over £73,000 in order to carry out important work at the lighthouse at Sumburgh Head.
PODCAST: The Revellers’ Magnus Bradley on the band’s 10th anniversary
Shetland folk/rock band The Revellers are approaching their 10-year anniversary.
Singer and guitarist Magnus Bradley talks to podcast host Marjolein about their journey from a cover band to one of Shetland’s most popular acts.
He has plenty of stories and some anecdotes from previous gigs.
PODCAST: Charlie Gifford – Lighthouse keeper
Charlie Gifford served as a lighthouse keeper throughout Scotland. In this episode of The Shetland Times podcast he shares stories of his career with Marjolein.
PODCAST: Didier and Valerie on C’est La Vie
Didier and Valerie first came to Shetland for a visit 30 years ago. They have returned many times since, both for holidays and work. Now they have made the move and talk to podcast host Marjolein about this, and their new business, the cafe, C’est La Vie on Commercial Street.
PODCAST: Angela Leask on Waas Brownies Up-Helly-A’
Walls Brownies’ leader Angela Leask speak to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about the Waas Up-Helly-A’. On Friday, 30th March, the Brownies will don their Viking outfits to celebrate the last Up Helly Aa of the season. Angela explains the origins of the 30 year old celebration on the Westside and talks about the benefits for the bairns involved and the community as a whole.
PODCAST: Behind the curtains of Islesburgh Drama Group
Established in 1950 Islesburgh Drama Group has entertained many over the decades.
Martin Summers and Morag Mouat talk to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about past plays, the workings of the group and the upcoming exhibition in the Shetland Museum’s Gadderie.
That display will give the public an insight into the workings of the group and will show off some of the amazing costumes from previous productions.
Martin and Morag also reveal the next exciting play from Islesburgh Drama Group coming this spring.
PODCAST: Louise Thomason on writing and blogs
Freelance writer Louise Thomason speaks to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about her work, including her own blog: https://www.girlinthenorthsea.com/
They talk about the need for self discipline when working from home, finding creativity and living and writing in Shetland.
PODCAST: Ryan Thomson – tackling the scourge of single-use plastic
It is an environmentally-focused episode this week as Shetland Island’s Councillor Ryan Thomson speaks about his campaign to encourage businesses to stop using single-use plastics.
Ryan explains to host Marjolein Robertson the dangers of plastics and the pair discuss different ways in which businesses and individuals can tackle this growing problem.
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