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The Christmas blogRead MoreDecember 12, 2015


The festive season is nearly here and this year we are off to exotic Shanghai for a few weeks. That means the blog won't be running for a few weeks so here is a look back at the year that is nearly done, and a glance at what is in store for 2016.

Hirda - a Shetland operaRead MoreNovember 28, 2015

This weekend we were very lucky to see Hirda, the new opera in Shetland dialect.

Next week's blogRead MoreSeptember 12, 2015

This is the week of the Big Trip. And the start of a whole new adventure for us at GlobalYell.

Jan Tait and the BearRead MoreJuly 31, 2015

The Shetland Islands are known for music and textiles, but they also have a secret craft - storytelling.

The colour of soundRead MoreJuly 22, 2015


You may know that we love music. And you will probably know, if you read this blog regularly, that we love yarns and textiles. Here is a project just up our street!

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.

Our readers writeRead MoreJune 20, 2015

Given our eclectic tastes, it is fantastic that so many of our readers send us interesting nuggets of news about all sorts of things. Here are some of the things that people have emailed recently.

A letter on SundayRead MoreMay 30, 2015


Dear loyal readers, This week I decided to write you a letter about all the newsy happenings in our neck of the woods.

Birds on the wiresRead MoreMay 19, 2015

A recent tweet from the Royal Opera House brought much happiness in the form of a lovely piece of tuneful music.

A trip to Fair IsleRead MoreMay 2, 2015


This week, I went to one of my favourite islands, Fair Isle, to work in the school. It was a great overnight stay and should feature in everyone's life at least once!