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New books for the libraryRead MoreOctober 14, 2017


Our library has two new additions: books on tartans.

Queen Victoria and a quiltRead MoreJuly 8, 2017

In 1892 a satin quilt was presented to Queen Victoria. This seemingly simple act was highly symbolic...

New books for the libraryRead MoreDecember 14, 2016

We have some new books to add to the collection, thanks to a generous gift from the US!

A New Zealand sojournRead MoreDecember 3, 2016


Hello, dear readers. We are back from our New Zealand holiday, full of enthusiasm and energy. It is good to be back with you. In the immortal words of school, "here is what we did on our holidays".

Superheroes tartanRead MoreOctober 24, 2015

Scottish tartans have turned superhero!

Craft and Visual Art meetingRead MoreJuly 4, 2015

If you are interested in visual art and craft, come along to a public meeting in a couple of weeks to chat with Shetland Arts.

Summertime visitors and stayersRead MoreJune 7, 2015

Shetland draws artists (excuse the pun!) and this month returning visitors are at The Booth in Scalloway.

The Magna Carta in stitchRead MoreMay 19, 2015


The British artist, Cornelia Parker, has just unveiled her "portrait of our age", celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

Medicine and the artsRead MoreMarch 11, 2015

A growing interest worldwide in the role of the arts in medicine is gathering pace. And now we can all learn more about it on Africa's first MOOC...

The art in textilesRead MoreFebruary 12, 2015

The internet is everywhere, it seems and isn't that fantastic! Here is some of what we found one evening while browsing the Web.