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Letters / Carmichael one of the Brexit saboteurs
Letters / College lecturers demand basic pay rise
Feature / A small step in the battle against plastic wasteNew shop in Lerwick encourages people to make simple changes to their lifestyle.
Letters / Much to gain
Letters / Can you help to shed light on an old saying?
Feature / Prepare for a wild night of Christmas cheerMake More Noise promises to be an courageous event full of music, comedy and burlesque
Letters / Peppercorn rents
Review / Puss in Boots goes down an absolute treatThe venerable panto favorite provides plenty of slapstick and pratfalls and chasing-about-the-theatre.
Review / Nine artists enthused by the natural environmentDa Gadderie exhibition is open until 21 December.
Market House / Empowering people to help themselvesCitizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is hosting an open evening on Monday.
Letters / The wind farm’s impact on tourism
Showcase / New cost effective web-building tool launched by local companyA local web design company is offering a unique and extremely cost-effective web-design service specifically aimed at smaller companies, micro businesses or self-employed sole-traders.
Review / The magic quality of island lifeNatural history writer Patrick Barkham’s arrival in Shetland on Friday evening as a guest speaker for Wordplay was certainly an eventful one.
Shetland pays tribute to those who gave their livesISLANDERS commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a Festival of Remembrance. Alex Garrick-Wright reports.
Review / ‘The global web of life with a valley at the centre’WORDPLAY was host to one of Scotland’s most promising new writers, Malachy Tallack, who returned home to Shetland to deliver a travel writing workshop on Saturday morning at the Shetland Library and a public talk in Mareel in the evening to introduce his book Valley at the Centre of the World to a local audience. Alex Purbrick spoke to him about his latest book.
Community / Shetland marks WW1 armisticeA SERIES of events in Shetland to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War are under way in Lerwick, writes Alex Garrick-Wright.
Market House / Bike project successful in changing lives for the betterSHETLAND is fortunate to have a relatively high employment rate compared to other rural areas of Scotland.  However, there are people living in the isles who face barriers to employment arising from struggles with mental health, a criminal conviction, substance misuse and long term unemployment.
Review / Wordplay kicks off with an inspiring celebration of local writingWORDPLAY 2018 officially began on Thursday evening in Mareel with A Celebration of Shetland Writingwhere a small, intimate audience gathered to listen to poetry and prose from a variety of local writers. Alex Purbrick was in the audience.
Letters / Relocate Shetland College to the town centreMany readers will think since I tend to mention the subject of a relocation for the Shetland College quite a bit in the course of a year and that I should just let it pass.
Letters / The dangers of wrecking BrexitI write in response to your article Brexit survey triggers calls for people’s referendum (SN, 6/11/2018).
Review / ‘Failure is not an option’Wildlife cameraman and climate change campaigner Doug Allan has been in Shetland for a series of talks in local schools, and one at Mareel on Sunday night. Alex Purbrick went along.
Letters / The case for fixed linksFor more than a decade members of the Whalsay community have been promoting a way for the SIC to cut the Shetland Islands Council’s production of carbon and save millions of pounds of public finance in the process.
Viewpoint / SLAP deal ‘extremely good news’FORMER council leader Gary Robinson explains why buying Shetland Charitable Trust (SCT)’s property arm SLAP was the right thing to do for the council and why public buildings should never have ended up in the ownership of the company in the first place.
Letters / Where are the cygnets?
Letters / Inappropriate for a Geopark
Letters / Mankind releases CO2Frank Hay’s letter on behalf of Sustainable Shetland (Group in not anti-renewables; SN, 19/10/2018) states that wind farms cannot be constructed without using large quantities of fossil fuels.
Letters / Group is not anti-renewables
Letters / Cruel and outdated practice
Letters / Wake up and smell the fumes
Letters / Does anyone recall a school contact with Japan?