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November 3, 2017
This year’s Wordplay festival looks set to be one of the best yet. With a first-class guest list performing readings, panel discussions, children’s sessions and book signings along with several events for aspiring...
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This year’s Wordplay festival looks set to be one of the best yet. With a first-class guest list performing readings, panel discussions, children’s sessions and book signings along with several events for aspiring writers, it should be an invigorating few days. What a perfect way to lighten up what can otherwise be a dank and dreary month.

Although Wordplay may be our annual literary highlight, I think it’s fair to say that Shetland is a great place for lovers of literature to live, having year-round events for bookworms and budding writers.

Shetland Library plays a crucial role in helping to create a lively and lightsome culture around reading and books. It is a place very close to my heart. When my children were small, the library was our second home, and we were always given a warm welcome by the lovely members of staff (even being offered a lift to the Gilbert Bain when my son attempted some impromptu shelf-abseiling and split his ear open). When my toddlers were having a crabbit day, the promise of a trip to the library usually got them into a more reasonable frame of mind. Fast forward ten years, and it still has a second-home status, although the children like to make their own way there now … Hopefully, our feature will give you a flavour of the warmth and liveliness of this very special place.

On arriving in Shetland, I was struck by how local writing talent was so well nurtured through writing groups and mentoring schemes. This supportive climate has allowed some exceptional talent to bloom. These islands have produced no shortage of writers, as a flick through this magazine will tell you: from the rapidly rising star of Malachy Tallack, to well-loved poets and novelists on the local literary scene, to up-and-coming writers such as Sally Huband (who speaks about her experience of winning a Scottish Book Trust New Writer award).

Of course, writing is just one type of craft at which Shetlanders do very well. This being November (craft fair time) we have some crafty offerings of a different type too. If only the rules didn’t prevent me from entering this month’s competition! I will be seriously envious of anyone who wins the hamper of craft goodies we have up for grabs. Continuing the craft theme, we have the tracks of Wendy Inkster’s life, and a meet up with the maakers and yaakers of Anderson High school.

Of course, literature and knitting are by no means mutually exclusive, as the book Reflection Apo Hands so gracefully proves. It was a privilege to meet Laura Whittall and Ann Williamson to speak about the inspiration behind this project. As Ann pointed out, what could make a better stocking filler than this beautiful book? (Apart from the December Shetland Life that is.)

There are loads of delights to look forward to this month: not just Wordplay, but ballet performances, theatre productions and so much
more. Enjoy.

February 6, 2017
If you live in Shetland or you’ve made the great decision to come and visit us, the Shetland Visitor magazine that we produce annually is a must have holiday tool to make sure you make the most of your time when...
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If you live in Shetland or you’ve made the great decision to come and visit us, the Shetland Visitor magazine that we produce annually is a must have holiday tool to make sure you make the most of your time when out and about.

Shetland Visitor is a handy A5 format and has 128pp packed full of ideas for fun days out, trips to take, places and businesses to visit, local area information/tips as well as a “What’s On” guide.

The majority of the photography we use is sourced from local amateur photographers and visitors who have taken the time to visit and see the special sights of Shetland. If you have any relevant scenic photos from your trip visiting Shetland, why not send them into us at info@shetlandtimes.co.uk and we can consider them for our next edition.

We hope you enjoy our Shetland Visitor holiday magazine (digital edition also available at http://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=8fdbecf6-7e57-4f27-a4a1-aadce80606a3).

If you need to book your Shetland holiday accommodation take a look at our guide which contains a vast array of all types of  accommodation at http://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=66598676-c926-4765-9d38-f08bdf25ed69

Have a great time!

 

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February 3, 2017
If you’ve been on social media over the last few days #uphellyaa may just have been on your radar or perhaps infiltrated your notification feeds! On the last Tuesday of January every year the Up Helly Aa festival...
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If you’ve been on social media over the last few days #uphellyaa may just have been on your radar or perhaps infiltrated your notification feeds!

On the last Tuesday of January every year the Up Helly Aa festival takes place in Shetland with 1000+ men taking part in a torchlit procession in the evening through the island capital Lerwick. The culmination of the procession is the burning of a replica viking longship that is known as the galley. For more in-depth information go to www.uphellyaa.org to read about the origins of the festival.

To provide a comprehensive flavour of the whole day and evening events, we produce a limited edition, 36pp A4, Up Helly Aa Souvenir programme which is packed with  full colour photos. WARNING, once you’ve bought a copy at shop.shetlandtimes.co.uk, you’ll want to book a visit to see next year’s festival!!

You’ll be made very welcome and we’ll be glad to see you.

 

January 3, 2017

We are happy to produce programmes for festivals of all sizes, providing services from project management through to…

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We enjoy producing programmes for festivals of all sizes, providing services from project management through to, importantly, finishing all projects on time to agreed production schedule at very competitive rates. Our Up-Helly-A’ season starts in December every year and finishes in mid March when the final galley goes up in flames! We print programmes for festivals from the south mainland up to the north isles but would be glad to hear from any festival that would like our assistance.

If any festival committee currently producing their own Up-Helly-A’ literature would like us to help print your programme please contact us and we can discuss the best format, materials and pagination to meet your needs and budget.

SKOAL!

For more information on Up-Helly-A’ click here.

 

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October 6, 2016

Have you seen the latest Shetland Recreational Trust annual report? It looks………………….

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Have you seen the latest Shetland Recreational Trust annual report?

It looks fantastic with the four cover images having been “spot UV varnished” to make the pictures pop out. This type of specialist finish also increases the tactile nature of the reading experience too. The inner pages have been designed to pull through the angled boxes on the cover and we’ve had excellent feedback from our client.

If you want your next publication or promotional project to include an element that makes it stand out from the crowd, give us a call. We will provide suggestions and design ideas to incorporate into your printed material that will make it more attractive, memorable and get noticed.

Contact us by dropping in along, calling us on 01595 742000 or by e-mail, printing@shetlandtimes.co.uk. We look forward to your call.

 

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September 5, 2016

Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and ….

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Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands and the 44pp of this A5 programme we printed for the seventh consecutive event is packed full of information.

Being involved with and helping to promote local events to increase awareness of Shetland and the fantastically varied crafts, trades, events, products, services and businesses we have within the islands is rates highly on our agenda.

Wool Week has grown into an internationally acclaimed event attracting visitors from all over the world and we are happy to play our small part in producing the promotional literature to further enhance their enjoyment of the event and participation opportunities.

 

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August 1, 2016

The Shetland Craft Trail and Makers booklet for 2016/17 has been well received after distribution throughout the isles and…………

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The Shetland Craft Trail and Makers booklet for 2016/17 has been well received after distribution throughout the isles and further afield.

The booklet, printed in the new 148 x 148mm format that has proved to be a successful update for the Shetland Arts & Crafts association, provides details and imagery of the quality assessed products from throughout Shetland. Businesses from Unst to Fair Isle create work for sale often inspired by the their environment, culture or indigenous materials for galleries and customers worldwide.

We are happy to help play our part to assist and promote local business in raising awareness and interest in their goods through quality print.

 

 

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June 1, 2016

We’ve just delivered an order for promotional leaflets to a new local tour business operating out…

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We’ve just delivered an order for promotional flyers to a new local tour business operating out of Lerwick Harbour and we wish them well for the forthcoming seasons.

Shetland Seabird Tours flyer also includes a new highly tactile finish that we now offer which provides a little extra protection from any drizzly weather or splashes. The “soft touch” lamination will allow any light moisture to be wiped off but also adds a luxurious finish that will stimulate the senses! As the name suggests, there is a smooth yet soft feel to the finish which, in our experience to date, is always commented upon in a positive fashion by the leaflet reader!

If you think your business stationery or promotional material would benefit from this finish give us a call and we can let you experience “soft touch” before placing your next order. Drop in along and see the range of samples available at our Gremista factory.

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June 1, 2016

Shared production and distribution costs provide excellent value for money as well as the leaflet showcases the products and services…..

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It’s time for our Summer Motoring leaflet! Having a few days of nice weather perhaps doesn’t justify calling it summer just yet but it’s easy to justify why readers should shop locally for all their motoring needs as our participating businesses have some great products and services on offer.

Get in touch with them and get great advice and deals.

Distributed as an insert in The Shetland Times newspaper throughout Shetland using our “town and country” option (8400 copies) all participating businesses get the added bonus of access to our 18,360 AIR readership figure (number of adults over the age of 15 in Shetland who read our title).

If you would like to get included  in the next Summer (or Winter) edition of this promotional leaflet give us a call on 01595 742000 or contact us at printing@shetlandtimes.co.uk. The leaflet provides excellent value for money to our clients as we split production and distribution cost equally between participating businesses which makes this a very attractive marketing option.

ADD PRINT, ADD POWER to your promotions.

There are as many benefits to print, perhaps the most important is tangibility and the fact readers have made a conscious decision to put time aside to read without any distractions. With all good publications there’s also a feeling of substance, of stimulating the senses, taking the reader further down the “path to purchase” – that’s always a good route!!


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May 17, 2016

This book looks at the transformation of Shetland’s pelagic fleet between 1945 and 2000. It is yet another popular book highlighting local industry and………

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This book looks at the transformation of Shetland’s pelagic fleet between 1945 and 2000. It is yet another popular book highlighting local industry and is added to our expanding list of local publications.

Full of interesting facts and figures it will be of great interest to anyone within the fishing industry in general.

The choice of font our design team have used on the front cover along with a carefully chosen image already sets the scene before readers’ turn the first page. Enjoy the read!

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