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May 4, 2018
Transport was never really that much of an issue for me until I moved to Shetland. Now – as I suspect must be the case for just about every other person here ­­­– it is a really big deal. How we get around, on...
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Transport was never really that much of an issue for me until I moved to Shetland. Now – as I suspect must be the case for just about every other person here ­­­– it is a really big deal. How we get around, on and off these islands has a significant impact on our lifestyles and our wallets, so it’s not surprising that hardly a
week passes without transport issues making the front pages of The Shetland Times.

In recent times, many of these afore-mentioned column inches have been devoted to lamenting the hugely inflated cost and unreliability of the airlines which provide our “lifeline” link with the mainland. Personally, I find air travel such a frustrating and dehumanising process, that I’d probably plump for the good old North boat even if flights off Shetland were cheap as chips and ran like clockwork.

Just before Christmas I took part in a Radio Shetland Speakeasy. When asked by host Davie Gardner what I thought Shetlanders could do to challenge the prohibitive cost of air travel, I suggested that everyone should take the boat instead. The rest of the panel laughed, and I realised they thought I was joking. I wasn’t. If Shetlanders voted with their feet and opted to travel exclusively by ferry then surely the airline would have to reconsider its exorbitant fares.

So much for travel on and off the island then. How we get around these islands can be just as controversial. I’d ditch my car in a heartbeat if we had better public transport and cycle lanes. And when I say cycle lanes, I don’t mean a pathetic white line painted down the road.

Well, that’s my transport tuppence-worth. Whatever your views are, we’re confident you’ll find something in this issue to inform, interest and entertain. Happy reading.

Genevieve White
Editor

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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

March 30, 2015

Rhoda Bulter is arguably Shetland’s best-known and best-loved poet. She breathed life into the Shetland dialect and her literary talent, combined………..

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Rhoda Bulter is arguably Shetland’s best-known and best-loved poet. She breathed life into the Shetland dialect and her literary talent, combined with her personality, passion and knowledge of Shetland gained her respect internationally.

Now, twenty years after her death, her four previously published books are produced together for the first time along with a large selection of previously unpublished work, totalling some 194 dialect poems in all. This vast collection also contains 15 music scores, photographs and line drawings by Rhoda herself.

Printed and published by our company this hardback edition is the latest Shetland dialect book which is available to buy at our Bookshop in Commercial Street, Lerwick or online at http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/shop

Enjoy reading.

 

Sample Page Spread

 

Rhoda Bulter Cover

June 16, 2011

We have provided a project management and book publishing service over many years specialising in books of local interest…

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We have provided a project management and book publishing service over many years specialising in books of local interest. From smaller print runs of 300 copies up to larger print runs in the 1000’s, we will initially discuss your general concepts for a book and provide consultation prior to agreement to publish.

We will advise and take care of all the technical issues involved in publishing a book including fonts, font sizes, formats available, providing ISBN numbers and barcodes etc. Distribution will also be taken into account and The Shetland Times Bookshop povides a perfect outlet for selling this type of product in the shop on Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland, or online at www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/shop.

Please contact us to for an initial consultation to discuss your ideas and content.

Customer: Various.

Customer Feedback:

  • Shetland – A Love Story – “…a nice book but your input has made it into a lovely book”.
  • Hamefarin – From Old Rock to New Life – “I am most grateful to you for the superb quality of your work, and particularly value the helpful service you provide”.
  • Bright Pebbles – “…We are delighted with Bright Pebbles. It is a beautifully presented and produced book”.
  • The Isle of Vaila – Volume 1 – We are delighted, many thanks for your excellent support and assistance”.

Job Description: Project managed, designed, produced artwork and printed books to client’s rough layout using text supplied as a Microsoft Word file and images supplied as suitable high resolution jpeg or tiff files. Artwork created using InDesign software.

Size/Materials: Pagination and format vary to best suit the authors’ content, and subject matter. The majority of books we print are printed on 130gsm/150gsm quality matt or silk art stock including our recycled paper options.

Design/Prepress: Designed, produced artwork on Apple iMac desktops using InDesign software to client’s rough layout using text supplied as a Microsoft Word file and images supplied as suitable high resolution jpeg or tiff files. Images output to metal plates on Agfa Galileo Computer to Plate (CTP) system. Job proofs were supplied in PDF or hard copy digital format on Xerox Docucolor 250 / 7335 Digital Printers. Pressproofs for colour matching output on Epson StylusPRO 7800 Colour Proofing System.

Printing: Full colour process (and machine sealer on some projects) throughout on our Komori S29 commercial printing press. Sections printed work and turn/tumble and colour profiles for job content sent directly from prepress to Komori’s automated ink management system, facilitating precise colour matching.

Finishing: Job folded on our Stahl folder. Gathered, on our Linotype Trimstitch binding line, perfect bound or sewn with hardback or paperback covers. Covers generally matt or gloss laminated one side on Orion industrial thermal laminator to provide a protective coating.