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Some uniforms from New ZealandRead MoreDecember 3, 2016

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There are two very good exhibitions on in NZ at the moment - one in Auckland and one in Christchurch.

Twenty years agoRead MoreDecember 3, 2016

In January 1996, the Shetland Times produced the fourth article in a series looking at The Folk of the islands.

Shetland in DecemberRead MoreDecember 3, 2016

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December is upon us and already it has been an exciting month!

What is going on over the winterRead MoreOctober 8, 2016

I know that it is October and that we are in the autumn. But we are hatching plans now for summer next year, for Wool Week 2017, and for 2018! Time doesn't stand still after all...

Turing and computer musicRead MoreOctober 1, 2016

Alan Turing, the man who helped to break the Enigma code during the War, has become even more famous recently.

Songs for Winter WarmthRead MoreOctober 1, 2016

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At the end of this month I am running a session of songs and music for anyone who wants to sing simply for fun.

The lost songs of St KildaRead MoreSeptember 17, 2016

A pensioner, Trevor Morrison, recorded some of the songs that he had been taught by a former resident of St Kilda, and now those songs have become an instant seller.

Jan Tait and the BearRead MoreSeptember 17, 2016

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Last year I was very lucky to be part of an opera performance in Yell; Jan Tait and the Bear.

Jan Tait and the BearRead MoreSeptember 17, 2016

Last year I was very lucky to be part of an opera performance in Yell; Jan Tait and the Bear.

FestiYellRead MoreSeptember 3, 2016

Next weekend is a very special one for us in Yell. It is the inaugural weekend of a new festival celebrating the creativity of the island - FestiYell.