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Coutts family ready to return in strength

Coutts family ready to return in strength

28/05/2010, by in Features

Scalloway-born Jim Coutts and his wife Rose are in the process of moving from their home in the New Zealand capital Wellington to the Bay of Plenty area, where Jim’s sisters live. Jim worked for Wellington Harbour Board for 27 years and more recently in the builders supply store where his wife was... Read more...

Home from New Zealand, ‘via’ Arizona

Home from New Zealand, ‘via’ Arizona

02/04/2010, by in Features

New Zealand-born Ronnie McPherson, whose grandparents emigrated from Shetland in the 1920s, is looking forward to coming to the Hamefarin with his American wife Nancy. The couple and their New Zealand-born children have lived in Flagstaff, Arizona, for more than 20 years, moving from Wellington in 1... Read more...

Althing remembers life of Lollie

Althing remembers life of Lollie

26/03/2010, by in Features

The last meeting of the season for the Althing Social Group on Satur­day was a special event to com­memorate the life of the late Lollie Graham. The evening was chaired by Florence Grains who explained how Lollie, along with a small group of like-minded individuals, including his brother John, ... Read more...

Fetlar descendant excited about first trip

Fetlar descendant excited about first trip

26/03/2010, by in Features

Fourth generation New Zealander John Charles Thomason and his wife Shirley are looking forward to seeing Shetland for the first time when they come for the Hamefarin. John’s forebears left Fetlar more than 100 years ago and settled in the New Plymouth area, where the family is still based. But ... Read more...

Review of the decade: 2009

Review of the decade: 2009

06/01/2010, by in Features

Something rotten in the state of Shetland 2009 The final year of the decade began with much opposition to plans to turn a former fish factory at Blydoit near Scalloway into a slaughterhouse. Over 80 people signed a petition following a public meeting where members of Shetland Abattoir Co-operati... Read more...