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July 2015 Newsletter

26th June 2015

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Literary Stars line up for Shetland Noir

23rd June 2015

A galaxy of crime fiction writers are set to appear at Mareel this November for Shetland Noir, Shetland’s first ever festival of crime fiction, including local author Marsali Taylor, and Shetland’s very own Ann Cleeves.
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Artwork to celebrate Shetland’s Pelagic Fishing Industry

17th June 2015

A newly formed group, the Pelagic Sculpture Partnership, comprising Shetland Catch, Shetland Fish Producers’ Organisation, Lerwick Port Authority and LHD, in association with Shetland Arts hope to commission a brand new piece of artwork for Lerwick harbour front.
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Brewing collaboration hopes to sail to success

11th June 2015

Shetland’s Lerwick Brewery has teamed up with the University of the Highlands and Islands to develop a new beer. Kjøl, pronounced ‘chill’, has been created to celebrate the annual Bergen to Shetland yacht race which takes place from 24 to 29 June. The event, now in its 29th year, sees around 200 competitors sail from the Norwegian city to Lerwick in up to 40 vessels.
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June 2015 Newsletter

29th May 2015

Well, it's nearly mid-summer - a special time of year with longer days, which are perfect for exploring the isles. I've got a whole lot of ideas for you to do during June - it's probably one of the busiest months of the year, with events happening all over the isles, so it can be tricky to fit everything in.
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Flybe franchise carrier Loganair has launched a 72-hour sale on the Aberdeen – Sumburgh route.

29th May 2015

Flybe franchise carrier Loganair has today (Friday, May 29) launched a 72-hour sale on the Aberdeen – Sumburgh route.
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Lerwick Brewery launches casks with new IPA brew

20th May 2015

Shetland's Lerwick Brewery, brewers of Great Taste award-winning 60°North, heralds the arrival of its new cask business with the launch of a new beer – Lerwick IPA. It is the Brewery’s first cask brew and marks the Brewery’s entry into the dynamic cask beer and real ale market.
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New exhibition opening in Da Gadderie, Taatit Rugs: The Pile Bedcovers of Shetland

19th May 2015

The new exhibition opening in Da Gadderie at Shetland Museum and Archives this weekend is the culmination of two years of research into the intriguing and beautiful taatit rugs: the pile bedcovers of Shetland.
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Sumburgh Head Receives Five Stars

19th May 2015

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve has been awarded a Five Star Visitor Attraction rating following a recent inspection visit by Visit Scotland.
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Cheryl Jamieson confirmed as first Meet your Maker of 2015 at Bonhoga Gallery

12th May 2015

As part of the Malakoff exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery, Cheryl Jamieson of Glansin Glass will be spending the weekend of 16 and 17 May at Bonhoga, working and meeting people as part of Craft Scotland’s nationwide event, Meet Your Maker. The event, now in its third year, invites members of the public to come along to galleries and meet craft makers, observe them at work and ask questions about their practice.
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May 2015 Newsletter

30th April 2015

Spring has definitely sprung and the nights are getting longer. The Voar Redd Up, the annual spring clean of the roadsides and beaches of Shetland has taken place, meaning Shetland is spic and span for visitors. There's so many outdoor activities to choose from in Shetland, whether you're a keen walker, cyclist, kayaker or sailor there's plenty on offer.
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The Shetland boat: history; folklore & construction

29th April 2015

Shetland Museum and Archives is set to broadcast its first live lecture online from the auditorium on Thursday 14th May.
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Fiddle Frenzy 2015 Concert Tickets on sale

28th April 2015

Shetland Arts has announced that tickets for the evening concerts at Fiddle Frenzy, which take place every night of the festival week running 2 – 9 August, will go on sale Friday 1st May. Centered around the tuition of Shetland traditional fiddle, Fiddle Frenzy is now in its 12th year and has again been curated by Jenna & Bethany Reid.
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Best-Selling Crime Writer to Host Exclusive Bloody Shetland Holiday

27th April 2015

Ann Cleeves, the internationally renowned best-selling crime writer whose books inspired the BBC TV series Shetland, is to join a group of visitors on an exclusive ‘Bloody’ holiday to Britain’s most northerly islands.
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Tickets go on sale for inaugural Shetland Reel Music Festival

24th April 2015

Tickets are now on sale at the Shetland Box Office for the first Shetland Reel Music Festival to be held in Unst this summer. The UK’s most northerly music festival will feature a blend of top US and Shetland talent at the Saxa Vord Resort on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August.
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‘Follow the Vikings’ Project

24th April 2015

Shetland Amenity Trust has been awarded €1.96 million from the EU Creative Europe Culture sub-programme for the project “Follow the Vikings”. Shetland Amenity Trust is the lead partner in this exciting transnational project which has 14 full partners and 11 associate partners with a geographical spread over 13 countries.
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Jack Chesterman: Archaeology of Journeying

6th April 2015

Jack Chesterman has had a longstanding painting and printmaking practice and has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. His work is held in a number of private and public collections. He has also followed a career in Art and Design Education, working in a number of universities as both a lecturer and education manager. For some thirteen years he has visited Shetland annually.
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April 2015 Newsletter

27th March 2015

Yay! It’s April and nearly time for the Easter holidays. Shetland is awakening from the long winter nights and spring is most definitely in the air.
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Sumburgh Head opening for 2015 season with a blast from the past

24th March 2015

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve will open its doors for an extended visitor season on Wednesday 1st April. To mark the occasion, the recently restored forghorn will sound its distinctive seven second blast every 90 seconds from 12.00 noon.
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Finds from Shetland shoreline attracts international interest

24th March 2015

New project from Bunsen Heavy Industries featuring finds from the Shetland shoreline already attracting international interest.
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Shetland lass stars in new fitness DVD

13th March 2015

Francesca Leyland from Shetland stars in the new fitness DVD, Kelta Fit, based on Scottish Ceilidh dancing. Kelta Fit uses upbeat Scottish music and energetic Ceilidh moves to motivate and energise, whilst helping the body to burn serious calories during low-impact high-energy dance routines.
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Solar Eclipse event at Sumburgh Head

10th March 2015

On Friday 20th March, there will be a dramatic total solar eclipse which occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow (the umbra) on Earth. The darkest point of the eclipse is almost as dark as night on some parts of the planet. In Shetland the eclipse will be approximately 97% and will be the darkest place in the UK.
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March 2015 Newsletter

27th February 2015

It's March and the smell of spring is in the air! The snowdrops are out and other bulbs are starting to poke through and make an appearance. The days are getting longer and there's more time to explore the isles, even as a local there's so many places to see.
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Fence Posts, Rehabilitation and Recreation

24th February 2015

The latest show of artwork at Da Gadderie sees the long awaited return to exhibiting of Anderson High School Art and Design teacher, Forbes C Hogg. The exhibition runs from 28th February – 5th April 2015.
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Shetland’s sunken treasure – Unveiled!

17th February 2015

A new exhibition has been unveiled at Shetland Museum and Archives. The two displays, located outside the archives showcase finds from the wreck of the Drottningen af Swerige.
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February 2015 Newsletter

30th January 2015

Hi there, am I the only one thinking that January has been quick this year? We're into February already and that means it's next month that the clocks go back. Already, I'm noticing the days are getting longer and there'll be more opportunity to do outdoor pursuits after work.
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Live Up Helly Aa Broadcast Today

27th January 2015

60 North TV, Promote Shetland’s internet broadcasting initiative, is preparing for today’s live broadcast as the Up Helly Aa 2015 celebrations get underway. The live coverage will begin at 3pm and run through until 9pm, culminating with the dramatic burning of the replica Viking galley.
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Race to Up Helly Aa with Sailonline.org

21st January 2015

Race to Up Helly Aa with Sailonline.org
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Up Helly Aa - Live Broadcast

21st January 2015

Up Helly Aa, Europe’s largest fire festival, will be broadcast live from Lerwick, Shetland on Tuesday 27th January 2015 - allowing people from all over the world to join in the celebrations, chat with other viewers and watch the spectacular torchlight procession online.
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LIVE Up Helly Aa Webcast

16th January 2015

Promote Shetland are pleased to announce that we will once again be broadcasting Up Helly Aa LIVE through our webcam network on 27th January.
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