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A calendar full of optical funRead MoreAugust 1, 2013

Now, this is truly an interactive experience...

The Miraculous AutomataRead MoreJune 5, 2013

Have any of you been watching the programme on automata in iPlayer?

The Creepy Crawley MusicalRead MoreJune 1, 2013

If you receive our blog, you will know that we have had a very busy few weeks going around the islands to Nursery and Primary Schools creating the Creepy Crawley Musical.

Can you help us?Read MoreMay 15, 2013

Regular readers of this blog will have noticed some changes over the last few weeks and we are pleased to say that our new website is now live.

Blogs and bus sheltersRead MoreApril 5, 2013

You may have seen the news that internet blogs and tweets are going to be stored by libraries as part of research collections. What you may have missed is that Bobby’s Bus Shelter in Unst may be one of those blogs. If you have not been to Bobby’s, it is a must-see when you visi...

Chinua Achebe The Writer Lives OnRead MoreMarch 23, 2013

Have any of you read Chinua Achebe’s writings? I have read “Things Fall Apart”, which I think is his most famous book, and it changed my view of the world. The author passed on yesterday but his words live on. For a loving and humbling view of the man and his contribution to the wo...

What a Flashmob!Read MoreMarch 14, 2013

Hard on the heels of the last flashmob (remember the wedding in Russia) comes this wonderful piece from one of our readers. Thank you, Elaine. It made me weep tears of happiness! Shouldn’t life always be like this?...

Table top sale for a good causeRead MoreMarch 1, 2013

This has come in from Shetland Arts and Crafts, an association of makers who work together to support craft and art in the islands. Sunday Teas & Operation Shoe Box Appeal to fundraise for the soldiers in Afghanistan, to be held at the T.A Hall on 24th March from 12-4pm. There is room for 10-12...

Color Fields Colr PickrRead MoreJanuary 29, 2013

Here is a fun way to see colours in action. Move the slider on the right of the colour wheel and you will see new images pop up as the colours darken and lighten. Good clean fun and inspiration into the bargain... http://krazydad.com/colrpickr/...

BBC iPlayer - The Perfect SuitRead MoreJanuary 22, 2013

Originally shown in 2011, this is a great history of the suit as it was, is and ever shall be... Link...