60 North Online Magazine

Welcome to the spring edition of 60 North!

Spring is a fantastic season in Shetland. The days are getting longer, the weather is gradually improving, nature is waking up, the lambing season is in full swing, gardens are ready for some TLC after their winter rest. After what seemed like an endless time of rain, wind and darkness it feels as if there’s hope in the air. So the best thing to do is to head outside and enjoy Shetland’s great outdoors.

In this issue Kevin Serginson, Shetland’s Outdoor Access Officer, gives some handy advice on how to enjoy Shetland’s outdoors and how to do it responsibly. And a couple of back packers from Germany, Jan and Jannes, tell the story of their adventurous trip to Shetland. In fact we're sure they will inspire you to find a back pack – perhaps even a sleeping bag and a tent – and a good pair of boots and head for the hills. And you'll get a chance to read Susan Mansfield and Tom van Deijnen's accounts of Shetland Wool Week 2013.

So enjoy longer the days, sunshine and Shetland’s great outdoors. Happy reading!

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Previous Editions

Autumn/Winter 2013 Edition [pdf, 7Mb]

Summer 2013 Edition [pdf, 8.6Mb]

Spring 2013 Edition Spring 2013 Edition [pdf, 10Mb]
Winter 2012 Edition Winter 2012 Edition [pdf, 11.8Mb]

Autumn 2012 Edition Autumn 2012 Edition [pdf, 4Mb]

Summer 2012 Edition Summer 2012 edition [pdf, 10.1Mb]
Spring 2012 Edition Spring 2012 edition [pdf, 6.9Mb]

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Welcome to the first edition of 60 North in 2013. There’s been a great deal of excitement over the new BBC crime drama Shetland, based on Ann Cleeves’ book Red Bones which stars Scottish actor Dougie Henshall. This was heightened by her arrival for the launch of her fifth Shetland book Dead Water in January. With Ann’s support and input, we have produced a map of some of the real locations in the books (and other places that were the inspiration for fictional locations), which we have reproduced here.

Elsewhere, Alastair Hamilton hears some of the secrets of the success of award-winning Richard Gibson Architects. Brydon Thomason argues that there is no better place to see otters than in Shetland. Hungry waxwings also feature in this issue, as do rare Shetland breeds and the best 12 books of 2012.
All in all, a plentiful supply of gripping reads to get you in the mood for the lighter nights and better weather (we hope!).

Happy reading!
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