Viewpoint / Everyone is entitled to equal rightsI often delight in boring my students with the unique social, cultural and political status of Shetland, but the debate around (Lerwick) Up Helly Aa leaves me feeling ashamed, writes former Brae resident Karl Johnson.
Letter / Preparing for the future in a changing world (Up Helly Aa)
Viewpoint / Women are a major part of Up Helly Aa‘We are not adverse to change because of gender issues. We oppose it because Up Helly Aa is part of our culture and heritage and we love it the way it is’, writes Linda Hughson.
Community / MSP describes exclusion of women and girls from Up Helly Aas as ‘indefensible’ and ‘harmful’
Community / Call to modernise Lerwick Up Helly Aa falls on deaf earsShetland for UHA Equality group says exclusion on the basis of gender has no place in the 21st century
Viewpoint / ‘Challenging conversations’Council chief executive Maggie Sandison on the urgent need to improve the quality of debate on Up Helly Aa
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