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A BIG BirthdayRead MoreOctober 21, 2017

Many of you have met Maggie who volunteers for us, sewing, making coffee, entertaining and generally keeping the place in order. I am sure she is going to be displeased with me telling you all but...

A rest for the blogRead MoreOctober 21, 2017

It has been a Very Busy Summer and now it is time to rest...

Information on tweed blanketsRead MoreOctober 21, 2017


This week we have are looking for some information on two tweed blankets.

On tour in OctoberRead MoreOctober 21, 2017


Although the ordinary tours of the isles are finished for the summer there have been two booked for October...

Shetland Women's InstitutesRead MoreOctober 14, 2017


Today was the opening of an exhibition for, by and about the Shetland branches of the Scottish Women's Institute.

Knitting... for cars?Read MoreOctober 14, 2017

The Shima Seiki name is known to anyone in the knitwear industry for its innovative machines which make all in one garments and gloves, but now the company is working with the automotive industry.

The colours of OctoberRead MoreOctober 14, 2017


The end of the year is always dramatic in Shetland, both weatherwise and in the colours of the landscape under the lowering sun.

New books for the libraryRead MoreOctober 14, 2017


Our library has two new additions: books on tartans.

Vikings and IslamRead MoreOctober 14, 2017

A recent discovery has been made which sheds much more light on a fascinating topic - the extensive trade between the Vikings and the Islamic world.

The forgotten fisherwomen of IcelandRead MoreOctober 7, 2017

Many Icelandic women used to fish for a living but today they are largely forgotten.