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.

April 19, 2018 | 8.36pm

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.

April 12, 2018 | 3.18pm

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.

April 5, 2018 | 2.51pm

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.

March 29, 2018 | 3.37pm

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.

February 8, 2018 | 7.45pm

PODCAST: Louise Thomason on writing and blogs

Freelance writer Louise Thomason speaks to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about her work, including her own blog:

They talk about the need for self discipline when working from home, finding creativity and living and writing in Shetland.

February 1, 2018 | 8.32pm

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.

January 26, 2018 | 7.24am

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