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Shetland Food Fair bigger than ever at Clickimin

5th November 2014

This year’s Food Fair promises to be bigger than ever with an increase in the number of sta...
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November 2014 Newsletter

31st October 2014

The clocks have changed and the nights are drawing in. It’s a time when Shetlanders make time for their indoor hobbies. Amongst other things, I enjoy reading, listening to music and food - so I’m utterly delighted that during November I can immerse myself in all three with Wordplay, the Guitar Festival and the Food Festival.
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Frankie’s chosen as best eatery in Highlands and Islands

27th October 2014

Frankie’s Fish & Chips in Shetland has been named as the best eatery in the Highlands &...
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The Big Draw at Sumburgh Head

7th October 2014

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre is taking part in the national ‘Big Draw’ event on Saturday 18th October, in partnership with Shetland Arts. The Visitor Centre facilities will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm for keen artists to come along and get involved in this collaborative drawing project.
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October 2014 Newsletter

26th September 2014

Hi, It’s October already! Although, with the mild weather we’re having at the moment, you really wouldn’t think so. I have to confess, that even though I love the long summer nights, I really appreciate when the nights start drawing in and look forward to the clocks changing.
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September 2014 Newsletter

29th August 2014

Hi-aye, If you’re a bird watcher September is a great month to head to Fair Isle, although there’s never a bad time to visit. From August to October the wardening teams aim to complete a fully daily census of the migrants passing through the isle - you can even stay at the bird observatory and take part in some of their activities.
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August 2014 Newsletter

1st August 2014

Hi, there's so much going on in August that it's going to be a job to fit it all in - here's a whistle stop tour of what's on.
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July 2014 Newsletter

27th June 2014

Wow! Summer really is here. We’ve been enjoying some gorgeous weather recently, with spectacular skies, cloud formations and the lovely light nights. This morning as I write this, I’m already planning a trip to the beach. I’m hoping to settle back and read my copy of 60North magazine, available in print and to download. I’ll come back to the subject of beaches in a peerie start (a little while) but for now I’ll give you the low down on what’s going on this month.
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Shetland Textile Museum - Summer of Events

17th June 2014

Even among people who know very little of Shetland, the Islands’ association with knitwear...
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A summer sailing at Lerwick Harbour

11th June 2014

High season for local and international events at Shetland port
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'Vikings Live from the British Museum' at Mareel

9th June 2014

The British Museum and Shetland Arts will present cinema audiences at Mareel an exclusive guided tour of 'Vikings Live' from the British Museum, at 3.30pm on Sundays 15 & 22 June.
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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Buildings officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal

4th June 2014

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Buildings officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal
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June 2014 Newsletter

30th May 2014

Hi, I can't believe it's nearly midsummer. It's a wonderful time of year in Shetland, when you really don't want to go to bed and miss any of the daylight, or the special "simmer dim" - the twilight we experience here during the long summer nights.
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The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

28th May 2014

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry
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A ‘PuffinCam’ Apology

16th May 2014

It’s well through the month of May and… yes… we promised the Shetland ‘PuffinCam’ would return in April 2014…
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New Shetland Tour - 'The Promise to Return'

8th May 2014

Guide-Trek-Alps is delighted to announce that they will be taking a group of 8 Italians to Shetland on a wildlife tour in June.
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Sumburgh Lighthouse, Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve Now Open

8th May 2014

The Sumburgh Lighthouse, Visitor Centre & Nature Reserve are now open to the public.
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May 2014 Newsletter

25th April 2014

I'm Helen, taking over from Abby as the new author of the newsletter. I'll be sharing my experience of living, working and bring up a family on the island, exploring all the things on offer -whether you're a local or a visitor to the isles and I'll be interviewing some really interesting people along the way.
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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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