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From Shetland to Devon Big Big Sing will rouse flashmobs across the nation this Voluntary Arts Week

23rd April 2014

Following a hugely successful Big Big Sing Day at London’s Southbank Centre on Easter Sunday, Big Big Sing announces its nationwide plans for Voluntary Arts Week - an annual, week-long celebration of amateur arts and craft activities taking place across the UK and Republic of Ireland from 9th – 18th of May.
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2014 Shetland Wool Week Programme Announced

23rd April 2014

Organisers of Shetland Wool Week are set to release the details of the 2014 programme on Thursday morning, with tickets for classes and events on sale from Monday 28th April. The festival takes place from 4th to 12th October.
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Shetland Travel App Launched

18th April 2014

We're pleased to announce that apps for the new Shetland Travel website have now been launched for both iPhones and Android smartphones.
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Ross Noble to start warm-up tour in Shetland

15th April 2014

World-renowned comedian Ross Noble has chosen Shetland, the most northerly point in the UK, as the starting point to his UK tour. Mareel, the UK’s most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre, in Shetland’s capital, Lerwick, will host an intimate gig for just 330 people, presented by Shetland Arts Development Agency. This warm-up gig on Thursday 11 September is the starting point of Noble’s Tangentleman tour.
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News from Shetland's Creative Scene - April 2014

11th April 2014

I’m Abby and I'm very excited to welcome you to my monthly Shetland's Creative Scene newsletter. Meet artists, at home and abroad, inspired by Shetland’s heritage and environment (and plenty of handy tips and insider information too!)
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April 2014 Newsletter

28th March 2014

After four years of writing the monthly Visit Shetland newsletter I’ve decided it’s time to have a break and pass my Bic biro and trusty Leica over to PS team member - Helen Smith. I’ve had the most wonderful time exploring Shetland, meeting many interesting people and sharing my adventures and my love of the islands – it’s been an incredible journey.
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'Writing the North' - New exhibition in Da Gadderie

28th March 2014

A year-long project which has explored the historical literature of Orkney and Shetland, and explored continuity with contemporary works will conclude with a series of events in the coming weeks.
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News from Shetland's Creative Scene - March 2014

6th March 2014

I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm very excited to welcome you to the Shetland's Creative Scene March newsletter. Meet artists, at home and abroad, inspired by Shetland's heritage and environment (and plenty of handy tips and insider information too!)
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March 2014 Newsletter

28th February 2014

Hi, I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions.
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New Inter-island Travel Website Launched

28th February 2014

We're delighted to announce the launch of a new travel website which should make it much easier to use the inter-island transport network in Shetland. The website shows timetables for buses, ferries and inter-island flights as well as next departure and arrival times for each stop.
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Socks the Shetland pony wears his heart on his sleeve

18th February 2014

A young couple on a romantic first trip to Scotland have enjoyed a special “meet and greet” with Shetland’s most famous tourism ambassador.
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Shetland Wool Week 2014 Patron Announced

5th February 2014

Organisers of Shetland Wool Week have today announced Hazel Tindall as this year’s guest patron of the festival, and invited local craftspeople with ideas for events to get involved in the 2014 event. This is the fifth year of Shetland Wool Week, which continues to grow in popularity, attracting a worldwide following and hundreds of visitors to Shetland every October.
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Shetland Folk Festival 2014 Line Up

4th February 2014

The legendary Shetland Folk Festival has announced its line up for the 34th Festival and it includes an exciting mix of local, national and international artistes, Festival favourites and plenty of newcomers.
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February 2014 Newsletter

3rd February 2014

Hi, I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions.
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Scottish Baking Awards come to Shetland

30th January 2014

The Scottish Baking Awards are coming to Shetland in early May to meet with local bakers and hopefully present some of them with the new award.
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Up Helly Aa LIVE Broadcast

27th January 2014

Once again Promote Shetland is getting ready for the 2014 Lerwick Up Helly Aa webcast via its 60 North TV internet broadcast platform.
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Shetland Wool Week Extended

19th December 2013

Shetland Wool Week will be extended in 2014 to include the Flock Book sales which are taking plac...
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Frankie’s Fish and Chips in Brae, Shetland pass the taste test.

11th December 2013

Frankie’s Fish and Chip Café and Takeaway, the most northerly fish and chip shop in the UK, has maintained its place among the UK’s top fish and chip shops by once again scooping the prestigious Fish and Chip Quality Award. It is the first and only shop in Shetland to receive this award.
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Heavy Metal Buffet Launch Their New Website

6th December 2013

Heavy Metal Buffet are proud to pronounce the launch of their brand new website www.heavymetalbuffet.co.uk.
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Stand Up Helly Aa line-up announced

28th November 2013

Shetland Arts’ annual stand-up comedy show on Up Helly Aa night, Stand Up Helly Aa, will be hosted by Sandy Nelson with special guests Billy Kirkwood and Stu Who? this January, and will go on sale on Friday (29 Nov).
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December 2013 Newsletter

22nd November 2013

Hi, I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions.
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Shetland Museum and Archives’ Textiles Collection Announced as a Recognised Collection of National Status

15th November 2013

Shetland Amenity Trust is delighted that the Shetland Museum & Archives’ Textile Collection has been awarded Recognised status by Museums Galleries Scotland, under its Recognition Scheme.
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Environmental Projects Acknowledged

14th November 2013

Shetland Amenity Trust hosted the Shetland Environmental Awards at a ceremony held in the Museum and Archives today.
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Mareel nominated for Venue of the Year at Scots Trad Music Awards

6th November 2013

Mareel has been nominated for Venue of the Year at this year’s Scots Trad Music Awards.
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November 2013 Newsletter

25th October 2013

Hi, I'm Abby, author of Postcards from Shetland, and I'm here again with the latest Shetland happenings, information and holiday suggestions.
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Rare Bird Spotted in Unst

25th October 2013

A Cape May Warbler which was spotted on Wednesday is still visible in Unst this morning. Birdwatchers have been making there way up to catch sight of the rare bird.
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