60 North Online Magazine

Welcome to the summer edition of 60 North!

Long days and short nights are perfect for adventures and exploring the isles. It’s the time to pack a picnic and head for the beach. And if you are watching the pennies but still want to experience all that Shetland has to offer we have some brilliant tips which will not break the bank.

Visit Penny and Alan’s croft at Turriefiled in Sandness where they grow fruit and vegetables and produce meat in a sustainable way. Catch up with Chris Dyer from Bressay who reports on his first, eagerly-awaited lambing season. And if you are keen on foraging you will enjoy reading about Elizabeth Atia’s seaweed gathering adventure.

A few people have said that Shetland must be the best place for trout fishing in the world. There are over 300 lochs to choose from and most of them you will have to yourself. And as usual there are plenty of ideas for summer walks or even climbs.

One new feature is a focus on what Promote Shetland do and in this issue we are reporting on our 60 North TV project.

So enjoy this issue and here’s to a fabulous summer packed with adventures, beautiful days and great experiences!

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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!).

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