Posts Tagged 'Shetland'

August 3, 2018
Hello Shetland, It’s a privilege to be guest editor for this edition of Shetland Life. I’ve written a lot of stuff for Shetland Life over the last couple of years, but not til right now did I fully appreciate how...
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Hello Shetland,
It’s a privilege to be guest editor for this edition of Shetland Life.

I’ve written a lot of stuff for Shetland Life over the last couple of years, but not til right now did I fully appreciate how big a job it is to put it all together. I am genuinely in awe of our regular editor, Genevieve, and how she does this every month without breaking a sweat.

And this is the issue she left me with: Love and Relationships. Which is fairly apt, since ‘love and relationships’ is the only reason I’m in Shetland in the first place. If I hadn’t met a certain, beautiful Shetlander in a bar in Glasgow, and followed through on a promise to come and visit her for Hogmanay, I wouldn’t be writing this now. I’d probably not have set foot on Shetland at all, come to think of it.

I remember a close (Shetland) friend once asking me if people “really go on dates” down south. They explained that they had never been on a formal get-to-know-each-other date, as their relationships had been with people that they had already known on some level beforehand. In a place where you are quite probably familiar with 80 per cent of the people in your age group, that seems entirely possible.

I was told that often the way of winding up in a relationship was to ‘bag aff’ with someone, and once you had ‘bagged aff’ with that someone a number of times you would have seamlessly transitioned to being in a relationship. It was a slightly mind boggling concept for me, like being told that all romantic matches are determined by the casting of sheep-bones under a waxing moon. To a Glaswegian such as myself, Shetland courtship seemed a strange and exotic thing.

This month, the Shetland Life writers have done a terrific job (as usual) of looking at love in the isles. Getting to grips with Shetland romance has been an absolutely fascinating experience; I hope it is as enjoyable to read as it has been to put together.

June 20, 2018

It’s been a busy year for local publications and our latest knitting book is going……………………

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It’s been a busy year for local publications and our latest knitting book is going down a storm!

We’ve had great reviews for this long-awaited book from Shetland’s talented knitters who share their Fair Isle expertise. Mingling techniques with contemporary patterns this perfect bound, A4 book comes with an array of full colour images and information for the avid knitter.

Get your copy from https://shop.shetlandtimes.co.uk/collections/knitting and start “maakin” your way through the many projects and patterns available.

 

June 7, 2018

Our photographic guide book to the birds you are most likely to…………….

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Our photographic guide book to the birds you are most likely to encounter during a Shetland Summer is proving very popular.
Featuring over 74 birds with habitat overviews and helpful information to aid identification, it’s a fantastic guide to make sure you know your gull from your gannet! Shetland names for the birds are provided where relevant too as an added bonus.

This handy yet sturdy perfect bound book is one you should always have with you in your pocket, car or at home to identify the feathered friends who wing their way past your peepers!

Available now at http://ow.ly/u1Uj30kfl45

May 3, 2018

Welcome to the 38th Shetland Folk Festival…complete with tunes, laughs and some serious sleepless nights….

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Welcome to the 38th Shetland Folk Festival…complete with tunes, laughs and some serious sleepless nights!!

We’ve completed the official programme and are excited to see such a great line up once again.

We thoroughly enjoy working with the Folk Festival each year to help them promote their event creating full colour flyers alongside newspaper and magazine and online/social media advertising. As we also print The Shetland Times newspaper every week, our coverage of the event alongside any videos we can capture for our news website, helps provide great all round coverage of the event that has become a staple in many a Shetlanders’, returning tourists’ and music fanatics’, yearly calendar.

Having so many visiting artistes and visitors to our islands join in the fun makes it all the more special. You’ll have a great time at this event and we hope you enjoy the programme and can make time to visit the supporting businesses who have advertised within the programme to help support this fantastic festival.

March 6, 2018

The ultimate holiday guide for your vacation (or staycation) in Shetland is now widely available throughout the island at……….

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The ultimate holiday guide for your vacation (or staycation) in Shetland is now widely available throughout the island at various retail shops, tourist information points and accommodation providers.

It’s bursting with ideas for things to do, stunning photographs of our beautiful islands, a short “what’s on” guide, and a host of Shetland businesses to visit to make your time here as fulfilling and exciting as possible.

We publish and produce Shetland Visitor each year and The Shetland Times are committed to helping promote Shetland to as wide an audience as possible. We are proud to play a part in getting visitors to come to our islands and keep them coming back again. This publication is also used by many locals too and we are very grateful to the many businesses who continue to support the holiday guide.

Our digital edition is available at http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&pubid=796f3e5e-ca49-4f66-a429-0d0cd0290997 and if you are looking for accommodation in Shetland, head to www.shetlandvisitor.com.

We look forward to seeing you here.

February 2, 2018

People and Places are the main focus of our latest book, Old Lerwick, by…………..

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People and Places are the main focus of our latest book, Old Lerwick, by Douglas M. Sinclair. Many great stories of times past in Shetland are contained within the pages of this well-written book and the illustrations and photographs provide a great insight into what went on in 1640’s Lerwick through to 1943.

If you have a book you would like published, please contact us to discuss your project.

 

 

February 1, 2018

We want your events to have the very best coverage to make them as successful …………..

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We want your events to have the very best coverage to make them as successful as possible. To help you, we have a variety of print options from tickets, invites, posters, advertising, programmes, souvenir booklets and news coverage that reaches throughout the majority of the local community.

Below are samples of our successful 2018 Lerwick Up-Helly-A’ coverage which we pride ourselves on making as in-depth and wide spread as possible. We’d love to do the same for your events so get in touch with us to discuss your options.

Our goal is to help you let as many people know about, attend, speak about, share information and if applicable, return to take part in it time and time again!

Get in touch by calling or dropping in along for a chat and we’ll talk you through our print options and also tie them into the online options we also provide through social media, online banner and video “top n tail” advertising.

 

 

 

November 1, 2017

Shetland is a wonderful place and was recently voted as one of the top three places in the UK……..

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Shetland is a wonderful place and was recently voted as one of the top three places in the UK to bring up children and provide the best quality of life for children in the annual survey from Halifax.

To help you find the best accommodation to suit your holiday while visiting our islands, the Shetland Accommodation Guide 2018 edition is out now and available from VisitScotland’s national visitor information centres as well as Northlink Ferries and Promote Shetland. You can also view the digital version online, view Shetland Accommodation Guide 2018 online.

Packed full of information, including brief holiday facts, travel details and some of the main Shetland event dates, we are proud to produce this annual guide to help promote our islands and participating businesses to both the local and tourist markets.

We hope you enjoy our publication and are inspired to book some of the fantastic accommodation available to further enhance your stay in Shetland.

 

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September 25, 2017

…..asked many locals as the naked (top right) van cruised past. We are delighted with our new van graphics

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…..asked many locals as the naked (top right) van cruised past. We are delighted with our new van graphics and are can now reveal – it’s us, The Shetland Times!!

Promoting our core business of design & print, weekly printed newspaper, monthly magazine and online news portal, we hope our eye-catching graphics (and van colour) get more potential customers talking. And talking to us about utilising all our products and services.

The newspaper brand is very well known but can sometimes lead to our other products and services being overshadowed. The van graphics are to remind all potential clients that our design team and print factory facilities (we have the only commercial print presses on the island) are available to them.

Well designed promotional print products still pack a mighty punch, have an enviable reach and provide great ROI. In this age of multimedia marketing and communication, print retains a number of unique qualities that grab the attention of consumers. By integrating print and online services, we help manage and provide our customers with highly effective cross media packages that can include online advertising, videos and podcast promotions.

We foresee our latest weapon, the green machine, will help us get this message across.

September 22, 2017

Another packed annual full of patterns, essays from designers and authors as well as information on Shetland’s……

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Another packed annual full of patterns, essays from designers and authors as well as information on Shetland’s cultural heritage that past participants of the event have been asking for makes up this third edition.

To enhance the tactile nature and quality of the annual, the cover is now matt laminated which also offers a higher degree of protection too. We’re sure all knitters will want this edition in their collection to help see them through the forthcoming winter nights and see them through the the next Shetland Wool Week in 2018.