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John LewisRead MoreJune 22, 2017

On the last textile tour we had a guest who works for John Lewis, familiar to those of us in the UK as department stores and Waitrose groceries. Susanne told us about their textile collection.

Inspiration for warpsRead MoreJune 22, 2017


We have a busy few months ahead with interns, visitors and volunteers. Each one has a different project to do while they are here.

Larks, and Shalders, and Bonxies. Oh my!Read MoreJune 22, 2017

If you have been to Shetland in the Summer you will know that the islands are full of bird song.

ShantyMen in PortsoyRead MoreJune 22, 2017

This weekend the ShantyYellMen, our sea shanty group, is off to Portsoy Boat Festival.

Fun things to do on a textile tour!Read MoreJune 17, 2017

This week I have been running another tour of Shetland. One thing I like to do is to take advantage of whatever is going on in the isles.

Hot tea anyone?Read MoreJune 17, 2017

Way back at the beginning of this year, the street artists Eric Rieger aka Hottea installed a piece in the Philbrook Museum of Art.

Shetland College showRead MoreJune 16, 2017

It is that time of year; end of year shows at colleges and universities up and down the country.

Textile tours of Shetland 2018Read MoreJune 10, 2017


We are pleased to announce our dates for next year's textile tours of the isles.

James Teit and the TahltanRead MoreJune 10, 2017

In 1884, at the age of nineteen, James Teit emigrated from his native Shetland to British Columbia where he worked as a guide, linguist and activist.

Shetland, the French wayRead MoreJune 10, 2017

French television last week had a programme about Shetland which includes some of the scenery of the isles and interviews with people who have come here to make new lives.