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Isles Views

Isles Views

09/01/2010, by in Features

Burravoe Tar Barrel The Tar Barrel burned in Burravoe each year is, depending on how you look at it, either the last fire of the year or the first fire festival of the season. In any event it was held on Monday 28th December. The barrel itself was one of 10 obtained from the whisky industry i... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

01/01/2010, by in Features

A look back at 2009 One of the most popular and remarkable photos to appear in the Isles Views column during 2009 was taken on Christmas Day 2008. It was of two young girls, Sula Brookes and Sophie Holt, who were brave enough to swim in the North Sea from the beach at the Easting in Unst. They d... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

25/12/2009, by in Features

Powerdown officer The Bluemull Development Company is in the process of applying for funding for a powerdown officer for Yell. This post would employ someone to promote awareness of, and sustain, long-term carbon reduction and energy-saving activities by collecting information and building an... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

13/12/2009, by in Features

By Lawrence Tulloch The late James Nicholson Communities in Yell and beyond were saddened to hear of the death last week of James Nicholson. If anyone ever had the right to be described as honest and hardworking, it was Jeemie a Breckon. He was born in Houlland, Cullivoe, in 1933 and moved ... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

05/12/2009, by in Features

Brucehall opens Four of the sheltered houses at Brucehall Terrace in Uyeasound, Unst, have been adapted and refurbished as self-contained one-bedroom houses of the highest standard in modern accessible living for individuals or couples. They have level access showers, modern kitchens and storage... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

28/11/2009, by in Features

Unst Partnership Unst Partnership held an important public meeting last Thursday. The aim was, firstly, to present the proposed next stage of the project to the community and to find out their thoughts, and secondly to resume the annual general meeting and elect a new board of directors. The... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

21/11/2009, by in Features

Tall Ships to visit Unst Some of the Tall Ships will visit Unst in 2011 and one of the main contacts there is Ruth Grainger, who is off to Turkey this week to attend the Sail Training International Conference. She is wearing more than one hat: as well as being the Swan delegate she will promo... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

14/11/2009, by in Features

Tall ships to visit Yell Hopes are high for a dramatic sight in Yell in July the year after next. Cullivoe has been chosen as one of the guest harbours that will welcome the fleet to Shetland in 2011 during the Cruise in Company leg of the Tall Ships Race. Barry Nisbet has been nominated as l... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

30/10/2009, by in Features

The Birdman of Hascosay Birdwatchers are commonplace in Shetland and indeed a slice of the local tourist industry is dependent on our plentiful wildlife. However, in Victorian times visitors were more likely to take a shotgun to birds rather than field glasses. Egg collecting was a respectable... Read more...

Isles Views 23.10.09

Isles Views 23.10.09

24/10/2009, by in Features

Eigg and Gigha report There will be a community event in Fetlar on Saturday 31st October where a report, and full feedback, on the recent trip to Eigg and Gigha will be available. The community will be informed of progress with ongoing projects relating to the development plan ... Read more...