March 29, 2017

Nominated for a Saltire Society Literary Award in the “History book of the Year”………..

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Nominated for a Saltire Society Literary Award in the “History book of the Year” 2016 category, key themes within the book focus on how the effects of the war on Shetland were determined by the islands location and how Shetlanders related the war to their local community as well as to themselves and their families. Shetland, the “Old Rock”, had a deep emotional meaning for them.

If you are interested in finding out more about this title, it’s available at http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/shop/history/index4.htmlbody-graphic

March 7, 2017
This book was first published in December 2016 and has been so popular it has already been reprinted twice! Into the Southern Ocean by Andrew Halcrow tells the epic tale of circumnavigating the world on a five year...
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This book was first published in December 2016 and has been so popular it has already been reprinted twice!

Into the Southern Ocean by Andrew Halcrow tells the epic tale of circumnavigating the world on a five year voyage on the yacht Elsi Arrub, built by the author and his brother. Andrew’s ambition to then sail around the world single-handed and non-stop is recounted as he shares how it feels to be in the teeth of fierce gales, a continuous storm and how a burst appendix and septicaemia ended one attempt. It’s a remarkable story told in plain seaman’s language and we hope to have it back on sale in The Shetland Times Bookshop before Christmas.

It’s out in paperback and was published and printed by us and is available to buy in our Shetland Times retail bookshop or online at www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/shop

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March 3, 2017

I’ve always loved Roger McGough’s poem “The Fight of the Year”

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I’ve always loved Roger McGough’s poem “The Fight of the Year” in which spring and winter are personified as two boxers battling it out in the ring. At the start of the poem, winter is already looking groggy; after being relentlessly pummelled with tadpoles, squirrels, bobtail clouds and pavement artists winter is vanquished and spring declared the winner. Hurrah!

Every March in Shetland we see a particularly dramatic enactment of this annually recurring fight. At some points, spring will seem to be well and truly here: then winter will rally and will send forth icy winds, rain and even snow. These wintry interludes are never totally spirit sapping though, as we know that by now the cold, dark days are on their way out, and that we can look forward to enjoying Shetland at her brilliant best in the run up to the summer.

This month’s magazine cele­brates getting out and about in Shetland. After the long months of winter inertia, comfort eating and early nights, it’s a great time of year for enjoying all the wonders on our doorstep.

In March’s Shetland Life, Alex Garrick-Wright visits Michaelswood to find out the story behind the most recent addition to this very special place (look out for Alexa Fitzgibbon’s gorgeous accompanying photographs too). Karen McKelvie writes about the riches to be found in rockpools and we learn about the tracks of local writer and naturalist Jill Slee Blackadder’s life. Alastair Christie-Johnson shares his favourite Yell-based walk and Douglas C. Smith reminisces about a snowy March over 60 years ago, along with the dare-devilish sledging opportunities it offered him and his friends.

As anyone will tell you, if youwant to experience the great outdoors in Shetland, you’ll need to be dressed for it. Luckily, Louise Thomason is on hand with some advice to help you look good while staying warm and dry.

It’s all very well getting our­selves out of the house, but what about our children? There’s plenty of food for thought in Alex Garrick-Wright’s article about young Shetlanders’ growing disconnect with nature (on page 14). I’ve had the chance to ponder this issue myself recently, as I’ve stood around on windy street corners watching my son catch Pokemon on his phone (there are loads outside da Wheel Bar in case you’re interested). When you need to resort to blatant bribery to get your child over the front door, something has to change. If you’re in a similar boat, check out Alex’s helpful list of local child-friendly nature promoting organisations.

There’s lots of exciting com­munity news too: Debra Nicolson writes about the challenges and rewards of rehearsing for the Shetland County Drama Festival, Raman Mundair reflects on a recent arts project she delivered in Wastview care home, the COPE gardeners are back with news and horticultural tips, and local food producer David Polson shares some delicious saat fish recipes.

See you in April, when (with a little bit of luck) winter should be well and truly out for the count. Wishing you all a wonderful spring time.

 

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.

 

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.

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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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