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Features / A lovely Shetland legacy at LorientJames Paton follows local band Vair performing at the Inter-Celtic Festival, held in Brittany earlier this month
Features / Woodstock 50 years on: ‘People can pull together’FIFTY years ago, Skeld resident Debbie Hammond and five friends headed off on a special journey. In the second part of our Woodstock feature Debbie tells Peter Johnson how five years after the ultimate music festival she found herself in Papa Stour.
Shetland Lives / Woodstock 50 years on: An experience beyond beliefFifty years ago, Skeld resident Debbie Hammond and five friends headed off on a special journey. In this two-part feature she tells Shetland News reporter Peter Johnson how that weekend of peace and music was to change her life and open up a new world of experience.
Shetland Lives / Eamonn Watt: Drum tutor by day, Virtual Conductor by nightWith nine albums and over 100 songs released in seven years, the prolific musician has found contentment in composing on the computer
Features / Reader photos brighten up our garden galleryShetland’s blooming marvellous
Election 2019 / Johan AdamsonScottish Labour

I am Johan Adamson and I am proud to be standing in the Shetland by-election for Scottish Labour and the Co-operative Party. I live in Tingwall with my husband and two lasses on a very small croft where we rent land and stables to a couple of lasses with horses and we also have hens, dogs and cats.

I am standing in this election because I have always loved politics and care about Shetland and about social justice and equality…

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Election 2019 / Brydon GoodladScottish Conservative and Unionist Party

I am Shetland born and bred and was raised in Scalloway where I attended Scalloway Junior High School.

I now live in Walls with my wife and our three children. I work in the building trade while my wife is employed as a carer.

Many people in Shetland are fed up of this SNP government and tired of the constant threats of another independence referendum…

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Election 2019 / Stuart MartinUKIP

I am Stuart Martin and it’s a great privilege to be standing in this Shetland islands by-election for UKIP.

I am 51 years old, married and have two sons aged four and five.

I am self-employed working in transport for over 20 years, but I have also worked in sales / retail & support work.

I have been interested in politics since school studying modern…

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Election 2019 / Debra NicolsonScottish Greens

The climate emergency is the biggest threat facing humanity. Experts tell us that we have just over a decade to take action. And while that might sound daunting it also brings with it opportunities.

That’s why I’m calling for a Green New Deal for Shetland.

I understand that many jobs in Shetland rely on fossil fuel industries, that’s why the Greens don’t propose shutting the oil off today…

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Election 2019 / Ian ScottIndependent – Fight Austerity

I am standing for Holyrood because I believe that this is a golden opportunity for Shetland to tell the established parties that a really profound change is needed.

The austerity programme that has been enthusiastically supported by the Lib Dems – in particular Jo Swinson, Alistair Carmichael and Tavish Scott – must stop…

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Election 2019 / Michael StoutIndependent

Originally from Fair Isle, I’m a 58 year old widower with a grown up family, living in Quendale. I was the SIC member for Lerwick North and Bressay 2012-2017, serving as chair of the environment and transport committee, chair of Shetland’s regional transport partnership ZetTrans and as deputy leader of Shetland Islands Council.

I’ve had a wide range of life and work experiences; from early days crofting, crewing the ferry, and…

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Election 2019 / Peter TaitIndependent

While we are waiting for Peter Tait’s contribution to this column, please read our news story based on an interview with the candidate…

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By-Election 2019 - Meet the candidates
Election 2019 / Ryan ThomsonIndependent

My name is Ryan Thomson, I am 34 years old, and I have lived in Shetland all my life, originating from Baltasound, Unst. I am married to Lesley, and we have three boys, James, Gary and Lewis.

Standing as an Independent, I can make my voting decisions based only on what is good for our islands, and not what a Mainland party tells me to. There’s no-one in Edinburgh or London telling me how to vote. I have the freedom to analyse…

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Election 2019 / Tom WillsScottish National Party (SNP)

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I believe that the tide is turning and Shetland is ready for change.

The SNP has been working hard to shape a fairer, more prosperous Shetland where people want to live, work and raise a family.

But as a local who grew up in Bressay, I know there’s still work to do.

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Election 2019 / Beatrice WishartLiberal Democrats

I’m delighted to be standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Shetland.

British politics is in turmoil and the SNP is trying to capitalise on the chaos of Brexit by pushing for more chaos in the form of independence. Both Brexit and independence would make our economy, security and trading ties all much more vulnerable and our public services much poorer.

Liberal Democrats are the home…

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Shetland Lives / Tavish: ‘I will not miss Edinburgh politics’As former Shetland MSP Tavish Scott prepares for a ‘quieter’ life at Scottish Rugby, he spends a Friday afternoon with Shetland News editor Hans J Marter for one last big interview with the local media.
Features / ‘Writing poetry has been a process of slow cultivation’Good things come to those who wait as poet Roseanne Watt returns home for book launch and film exhibition
Features / Pretty as a picture!Guidelines for sending gallery and cover photos, when requested.
Features / Tiny house is big hit with ownerHouse is eco friendly and practical
Updated Shetland Folk Festival 2019Coverage brought to you by Shetland News, from start to finish!
Features / Award-winning South African novelist gives NHS Shetland a voiceIn 2017, novelist Carol Campbell left her home in South Africa to begin a new chapter in Shetland. She shared her fascinating story with Genevieve White.
Features / Life after the Fair Isle fireOne month after the world-renowned bird observatory was destroyed, how is the close-knit community coping?
Features / Shetland slow off the blocks in green car raceThere is only one electric vehicle for every 500 people in Shetland, while Orkney has one EV per 103 islanders.
Features / Duo look forward to ‘exciting and nerve-wracking’ concert at home
Features / Scottish Ensemble collaborates with instrumentalists from Iran and Greece to bring Eastern musical traditions to the isles
Features / Life after charitable trust funding
Shetland Lives / Special year for Nicolsons as third brother picks up jarl mantle2019 Lerwick Up Helly Aa under way – regular updates throughout the day
Features / Photos: The most northerly postie in the UK
Features / Impromptu Lerwick wedding for Australian couple‘We only told my mum the night before’
Updated Big day for Jamieson family at first fire festival of the year
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