Empty widget.

Features

Home / Features
Coronavirus / A year like no otherIt is now almost a year since the first Coronavirus cases were detected in Shetland. After having been at the centre of these first cases Iain and Suzanne Malcolmson reflect on how the year has been for them.
Features / ‘Life slows down’: the islander who swapped Shetland for living off-grid in a Norway forest
Features / Shetland – a changing landscape
Features / Voe ice breaker (video)
Shetland Lives / Anita aims to make it three in a row with next fundraising challenge
Shetland Voices / Barbara Fraser – the 80-year-old crofter with a brand new quad
Business Gateway - webinars to support and promote your business
Features / Christmas 2020 – Photos from Shetland News readers
Features / Local musicians philosophical and resilient in the face of Covid-19 havocAbsence of live scene has overhauled touring musicians’ working life
Features / Diving into another worldSea swimming has become a relatively recent recreational pleasure in Shetland but is rapidly growing in popularity
Features / Let’s keep loaded tankers further offshoreFully-laden oil tankers from the Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland have been loitering near two internationally famous island nature reserves while they wait to be told where to take their cargo, writes former SIC councillor and honorary warden of Noss nature reserve Jonathan Wills.
Shetland Lives / ‘I couldn’t be luckier’: broadcaster Sutherland on journey from Shetland to Sportscene
Features / Fiddler Margaret lands MBE for services to traditional music‘It’s been a pleasure to teach young people and adults alike and see people progress and get to new standards and new levels of playing and confidence’
Coronavirus / Winners of fishy stories lockdown competition announcedSeafood Scotland online resource was created when schools were shut due to Covid-19
Features / Aimee selected for contemporary art exhibition
Business / National recognition for innovative ALICE theatre projectFounder Stephenie Pagulayan describes reaching finals as “the icing on the cake”.
Features / Neolithic knife found at Staney Hill ‘very significant’
In Pictures / Pioneering Spirit delivers Ninian Northern platform for decommissioningThe world’s largest construction and decommissioning vessel on her first visit to a UK port
Features / Summer Garden GalleryIncluding LCC Gardening Competition entries
Coronavirus / ‘We are in this together’ – local shielders speak about their experiences and fears
Shetland Lives / ‘We just want to be treated equally and respectfully’One of the many folk who took part in the recent Shetland Staands wi Black Lives Matter event was 83-year-old William Hopkins from Bigton, who was raised in the US and was involved in civil rights marches. Here he and his daughter Yvette share what the movement means to them.
Features / Spring garden galleryFlowers to bring some seasonal cheer
Features / Four decades of sessions, sprees and superb music: folk festival ‘truly something special’The Shetland Folk Festival should have been hosting its 40th instalment this weekend, but the current pandemic has seen it pushed back to 2021. Neil Riddell looks at what makes the local festival with a global reach mean so much for so many.
Features / Covid-19 – What can I do to help?Shetland Fights Back
Features / Meet the man documenting Shetland’s roads one video at a time
Shetland Lives / Putting Northmavine on the map
Shetland Lives / No place like home for far-travelled White
Shetland Lives / Living the dream: Clive the ‘music man’ looks back 40 years after opening first record shop
General Election 2019 / Alistair CarmichaelLiberal Democrats

I have always regarded it as an enormous privilege to represent these islands in Parliament.  It is a privilege that I have always sought to earn and have never taken for granted. As MP for Shetland and Orkney my priority has always been to give our communities a voice in the House of Commons. If I am again elected in December I will continue to put these islands first…

CLICK TO READ MORE

General Election 2019 / Coilla DrakeScottish Labour

I live on a small farm in Westray, one of Orkney’s North Isles. I spent twelve years as full time carer for my husband and my father, both with dementia and multiple other health issues. During this time I had much to do with the health, social care and welfare systems.

Prior to that I was a lecturer in further education, and a veterinary nurse; now I work at the Bakehouse and part-time as a lifeguard and with the ambulance team…

CLICK TO READ MORE

General Election 2019 / Robert SmithThe Brexit Party

I’m a fisherman from South Ronaldsay, Orkney – running my own boat since 1994.

I’m delighted to be The Brexit Party candidate for Orkney & Shetland in the most important election in the modern era. At stake is your ability to elect your lawmakers, a right won by a thousand years of struggle and a right which many politicians would happily take away…

CLICK TO READ MORE

 Newer Posts1 of 20Older Posts 
Page 1 of 20