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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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Poetry and Lighthouse Stories for Up Helly Aa at Sumburgh Head

12th January 2015

The Visitor Centre at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse will open during the Up Helly Aa celebrations on 27 and 28 January from 10am to 4pm each day, to enable visitors to see the exhibitions and enjoy a series of special events in the education room.
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Artist-in-residence programme at Sumburgh Head begins in 2015

9th January 2015

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve artist residency programme begins in 2015, with artists travelling from across the UK to live on site and create new works at the lighthouse.
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Lerwick Brewery beers now available UK-wide

7th January 2015

Lerwick Brewery has confirmed a deal with UK distributor and wholesaler, Ooberstock giving its beers UK-wide distribution for the first time.
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January 2015 Newsletter

6th January 2015

Happy New Year! Isn't it great when you have a blank diary, full of possibilities for the year ahead. I hope that 2015 is happy and healthy for you and that you manage to do some of the travelling tips I'll be bringing you over the coming year. My New Year's resolution is to explore some of the more remote places in Shetland that I either haven't been to, or haven't visited for many years.
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One month left to snap-up Early Bird deal for Shetland’s crime fiction festival

6th January 2015

Shetland Noir, the isles first ever crime fiction festival, running from 13-15 November this year, has issued a reminder to would-be participants to register before the end of January (31 January) to take advantage of the festival’s Early Bird Deal.
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Line-up for Stand Up Helly Aa is announced

17th December 2014

Shetland Arts has announced the line-up for its annual stand-up comedy show on Up Helly Aa night,...
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December 2014 Newsletter

28th November 2014

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New Sumburgh air link boosts trading links with Norway

25th November 2014

Business and tourism links between Scotland and Norway are expanding with the launch of a new air...
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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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