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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.

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.

Dementia and the hakaRead MoreMay 13, 2017

A recent study by the University of Auckland in New Zealand has found that the Maori kapa haka, a mixture of dance and choral songs, may have an effect on dementia.

Shetland storiesRead MoreFebruary 17, 2017

Shetland, as in the rest of the world, is part of a storytelling tradition which harks back to Viking tales.

What's OnRead MoreFebruary 4, 2017

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Here is what is happening this week.

Sing for SpringRead MoreJanuary 28, 2017

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It may not seem like it at the moment but Spring is just around the corner. And what better way to welcome the season than a bit of a sing-song?

What's OnRead MoreJanuary 28, 2017

Every week we get lots of interesting things sent to the inbox, far too many to write about each one. So we are trying something new for us - what is coming up each week.

Oil of swallowsRead MoreJanuary 14, 2017

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The Royal College of Physicians in London is housed in a wonderful Modernist building. It also has a significant art and craft collection, including these apothecary jars.

Five years that defined an eraRead MoreJanuary 7, 2017

The five years from 1966 until 1970 were a time of great changes which are still being felt today.