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A fascinating book... or threeRead MoreMarch 23, 2019


This week, some new books have arrived for the library.

A tough weekRead MoreMarch 23, 2019

This past week has seen some dreadful events across the globe but there is also hope and kindness.

Wool Week patron 2019Read MoreMarch 23, 2019

Many of you will know about Wool Week in Shetland, that celebration of all things woolly. This year's patron has just been announced.

A sunny day in MarchRead MoreMarch 23, 2019


At the moment, it is blowing a gale outside. Very different to a few days ago when it was possible to sit outdoors and paint.

Fair Isle Bird Observatory and the fireRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

There has been a fire at the Bird Observatory in Fair Isle.

Touring ShetlandRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

The first of the tours for this year are underway.

Tweed research updateRead MoreMarch 16, 2019


We have a fantastic archive of textiles in the Shetland Museum and Archive Store and there is a comprehensive tweed collection which is proving to be Very Useful.

Teaching tour to SwedenRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

A friend of the blog, Rosalind, is running three five-day courses in Sweden with a Peruvian tapestry weaver, Maximo Laura. 

Warm guinea pigsRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

Our fuzzy friends have been in the running for The Adorably Cute Prize!

The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreMarch 9, 2019


The Shetland Tweed Company website has been updated.