February 7, 2017

Author Erik Young provides us with a passport to the foreign port of Lerwick in the 1940s, 50s and 60s where everything is simultaneously familiar but…………….

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Author Erik Young provides us with a passport to the foreign port of Lerwick in the 1940s, 50s and 60s where everything is simultaneously familiar but different as he remembers what it was like to grow up in post-war Shetland.

Verse, prose and pictures of the sites, sounds, characters and places of the author’s Lerwick childhood provide a great insight and refreshing tour around Shetland.

This book is designed, printed and published by us, and if you are interested in getting more information on how to get a book published give us a call or drop an email to our publication manager c.black@shetlandtimes.co.uk
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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.

 

February 3, 2017

Although this month’s Shetland Life is about business, it hasn’t felt much like work putting it together

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Although this month’s Shetland Life is about business, it hasn’t felt much like work putting it together – in fact, as usual it has been a real pleasure.

The word “business”, to some, may conjure up images of profits, paperwork and bar graphs. But at the heart of every business there is always a person with a dream. Local enterprising people and their personal stories are the focus of this month’s magazine.

This issue hosts a wealth of inspirational tales: from Dorota Rychlik opening up an independent commercial gallery in Lerwick, to the stories behind Keepsake Castings and Shetland Cleaning Crew. We feature some very young local entrepreneurs (such as Gavin Bell and Regan Williamson), and some whose slightly more mature vintages prove that it’s never too late to try something new.

If you are considering making your long-held business dream a reality, you’ll find plenty to inspire and advise you here. First of all, you can be reassured by the excellent level of support Shetland provides would-be entrepreneurs: Business Gateway, for example, is always on hand to offer advice and even free training. You can also take heart in research findings (published last year) that UK wide, Shetland start-ups have the best chance of success.

Why is this, I wonder? Surely Shetland should be disadvantaged by its unforgiving climate and its great distance from the mainland. Yet, these two factors may account for your average hardy Shetlander’s resourcefulness and enterprising nature. These islands (where a short walk becomes an endurance test during windy periods) nurture grit and determination. Shetland is an inspiring and energising place to live, and this is reflected in the entrepreneurial spirit which is on display wherever you care to look.

A personal highlight for me this month was taking a look behind the scenes at the Shetland Bike Project. This social enterprise has helped so many people to get their lives back on track. Plus, they sell a great range of bicycles and teach bike maintenance classes to school bairns. What’s not to love?

If business isn’t your bag, then there’s plenty of other stuff specially selected to tickle your fancy. If this never-ending winter has sapped your joie de vivre, then take a tip from Pete Richardson and follow his directions for an uplifting walk around the Ness (while warming your lugs with the Fair-Isle headband which is this month’s Speedcrafting creation). Then, you can return home and follow Akshay Borges’ recipe for a deliciously spicy monkfish and salmon dish (take it from me, it’s amazing). While you wait for the fish to marinate, you can read Vivian Ross-Smith’s article about the inspiration behind her current Bonhoga exhibition, Liam Anderson’s gardening tips and much more.

Plenty, then, to keep you occupied through this blessedly short month. See you in March, when we’ll be springing into a new season (finally!) with our “out and about” issue. Check out our blog later this month if you’d like a sneak preview of what we have in store for 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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December 5, 2016

Perhaps not the most exciting read we have ever published but definitely still one of the most popular and useful publications to have

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Definitely still one of the most popular and useful publications to have around the office or in your house.

The Shetland Directory and Classified Business list does what is says on the tin (or cover!) and provides in-depth contact information for businesses and supplied residential details for the Shetland region. With a supporting advertising spread throughout the edition too, if you need to get in touch with or want to know more about the products and services our local businesses have to offer, this is an essential publication to have.

Copies are available at £4 by contacting 01595 or info@shetlandtimes.co.uk

You can also access our classified business and residential listings online too at www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/directory

November 29, 2016
Looking for information on how to make the most of your time in Shetland and also find the best accommodation to suit your type of holiday? The Shetland Accommodation Guide 2017 edition is out now and available from...
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Looking for information on how to make the most of your time in Shetland and also find the best accommodation to suit your type of holiday?

The Shetland Accommodation Guide 2017 edition is out now and available from VisitScotland’s 89 national visitor information centres and other distributors. You can also view the digital version at http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?pbid=c4e585a9-fb70-4e86-b279-bcc180ef66d0

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

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

 

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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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