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.

September 22, 2017

Our latest publication, “Enjoy Fair Isle Knitting” is launched today at the Shetland Wool Week. We were pleased……..

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Our latest publication, “Enjoy Fair Isle Knitting” is launched today at the Shetland Wool Week. We were pleased to have worked with author Chihiro Sato from Tokyo who has created beautiful contemporary designs with colourations inspired by Shetland’s nature and atmosphere.

Having been heavily involved in the project from its inception, designing the layout, amending text that was translated, coordinating the logistics of proof reading to printing and binding the project for the requested launch date, we are glad to now share and make this fine book available to you.

With the author’s deep respect for traditional Shetland patterns gained from many visits to the islands, this collection of 18 projects will allow you to share her love of Fair Isle knitting and make it possible to create hand knitted garments inspired by our islands.

The book is packed with fantastic photos, diagrams, patterns and helpful knitting notes and instructions is available now at shop.shetlandtimes.co.uk

We hope you do all enjoy Fair Isle knitting.

 

September 5, 2017

We are pleased to have completed various orders for the latest product we offer in our design and print portfolio – digitally embossed business cards with……

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We are pleased to have completed various orders for the latest product we offer in our design and print portfolio – digitally embossed business cards with soft touch lamination.

What’s that? – they are cards on which an area/s of print are highlighted and raised providing an embossed look and feel. The soft touch lamination provides a protective, smooth coating to further enhance the cards tactile appeal.

If you want to make the best first impression when meeting new clients, businesses or you just want your company to stand out from the crowd, this product is the one for you! Call in or contact us so we can help guide you through the design process and provide advice on how to make your new business cards keep on working for you long after you’ve handed them over.

Let’s get everyone talking about your organisation. We look forward to meeting with you.

Client Testimonial

We needed new Business Cards, and did some research into some of the online business card websites...After some frustration etc we found that The Shetland Times was quick, efficient, face to face, and cheaper too!.
Thank you Colin and Isobel :-)
Self Catering Shetland

 

September 1, 2017

This term looks set to be an exciting one for all of the staff and pupils at Anderson High School…

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This term looks set to be an exciting one for all of the staff and pupils at Anderson High School, as boxes are packed and plans made for the big move to the brand-new building at Staney Hill. It’s been interesting watching the school take shape so quickly over the last while and it will be great to see everyone settled in and enjoying their new space.

In order to commemorate this momentous move, we’ve decided to devote our September issue to education.

The Anderson Institute building has long held personal significance for me. When I was 17 years old (long before I had ever visited Shetland) my grandma gave a medal emblazoned with the school building and the motto: “Do weel and persevere”. It was a prize my grandfather had won for maths in 1935 (although I feel sorry never to have met my grandad, at least the poor man never had to witness his granddaughter’s numerical ineptitude). Arriving in Shetland for the first time 20 years later, I sailed past the Institute building and seeing it felt good – it was like meeting a friendly and familiar face in a strange land.

I’m sure I’ll not be the only one to feel a little bit sad about this being the end of an era for the Institute building. And will I be the only one to mourn the passing of the stuffed birds from the English department?

Anyway, I trust that this magazine will be an education in itself. We get the ball rolling by meeting two Shetland teachers: one with a wealth of experience (the award-winning Irene Smith) and one new to teaching (the energetic Rhiannon Inkster). It was a privilege to speak to both of these women. Their dedication and enthusiasm to their work just shone through: with teachers like these, I’m beginning to see why my children have always seemed so excited about going to school every morning.

One of my favourite bits of this month was reading your recollections of school days: some amusing, some touching. Don’t forget to turn to page 10 to see what Christine de Luca, Jennifer Wadley and Charlie Simpson (among others) have to say about their school days. The nostalgia fest continues in Dennis Coutts’ images of 1960s school days.

We all know that learning doesn’t stop at school though. Peter Tomlinson hears from two young people who are getting ready to fly the nest and study on the mainland, and we also hear inspirational success stories from local apprentices.

Jonathan Wills shares an amusing story of his part in a 1967 student demonstration and ex-teacher and writer Donald S Murray, currently touring schools on the mainland, shares the fruits of a recent creative collaboration.

All this and also the chance to find out about what the Taste of Shetland Food Festival has to offer, marvel at Richard Shucksmith’s tales and photographs of whale watching and delight in the winning entries to the Shetland Boat week competition.

Hope you enjoy the magazine and all the wonderful things on offer in Shetland this September. In October things will be getting seriously spooky as we present a supernatural special to coincide with the impending winter darkness. See you then – if you think you’re hard enough.

Genevieve White.

 

August 1, 2017

Summer time in Shetland produces a host of different local events, shows, displays and occasions that deserve to………….

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Summer time in Shetland produces a host of different local events, shows, displays and occasions that deserve to be accompanied by a good programme to remember them by in years to come. In fact, there are many events throughout the year in Shetland that merit having a well produced booklet to help document their history as years go by.

We produce many different formats of programmes and booklets for these type of events. We enjoy helping guide and assist our clients’ through the various stages from design ideas, contacting and collating advertising copy or text content to ensuring everyone involved is working to a production schedule that ensures it’s ready in time for the event!

You deserve to have a reminder of your favourite event/s and the public love to have a record of being there too. This also helps contribute to the overall fundraising efforts that help to keep events going and people visiting them in future years.

Pop in along or contact us soon on 01595 74200 – printing@shetlandtimes.co.uk – to discuss how we can help you produce your next programme. Or if you don’t have one yet, we’d love to hear from you and provide guidance as how to best go about getting started and together we can decide upon the format that will best showcase your event. 

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June 26, 2017

When it comes to print, we love to give you exactly what you deserve and expect – the right………….

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When it comes to print, we love to give you exactly what you deserve and expect – the right product, fit for purpose, well produced, within budget and delivered on time.

We enjoy being involved in your print projects and our speciality is providing the most comprehensive print service. This includes in-house quality control to consistently produce your every day stationery, promotional flyers, complex brochure work or advising and supplying economical solutions or specialist luxury finishes to your projects.

Creating designs that hit the mark, making your business shine and then translating those into tactile, stand-out printed products which add value to your services and products – that’s what we’re all about. 

Give us a call today and let’s start discussing how we can help you with all the “P’s” – produce pretty, prolific, properly proofed, positive, print promotions pronto please! :-)

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May 30, 2017
As part of our campaign to help local businesses raise community awareness of the products and services that are available to purchase without having to look online or head off-island, our recent Summer Motoring...
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As part of our campaign to help local businesses raise community awareness of the products and services that are available to purchase without having to look online or head off-island, our recent Summer Motoring leaflet is designed, printed and distributed as an in insert in The Shetland Times newspaper. This reaches a weekly audience of 8,222 through sales alone and an average total readership of 10,880. This annual promotion remains very popular with our clients and continues to provide great feedback from consumers.

May 2, 2017

We’ve been pleased to work with Morrison Construction to keep the Shetland community up to date with progress on the construction of the new Anderson

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We’ve been pleased to work with Morrison Construction to keep the Shetland community up to date with progress on the construction of the new Anderson High School and associated accommodation block in Lerwick.

On the last Friday of every month we product a newsletter which is designed, printed and distributed as an insert within The Shetland Times newspaper to ensure it reaches the majority or the Shetland public, informing them of the latest phase of construction, what’s due to happen next, as well as introducing them to some of the key employees involved in the project.

Having recently produced “Issue 16” we have approximately six issues left to run before the school is due to be finished. We hope all goes well over the next few months and that the school remains on track to be completed on schedule.

If you want to keep your customers or the Shetland community up to date with the latest news from your company call us to discuss how we can help you raise awareness and engagement through the power of print and our unique distribution services.

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April 25, 2017
We’ve just produced this academic publication which has been digitally printed as a “print on demand” title. This allows our client to order their required initial print run quantity and...
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We’ve just produced this academic publication which has been digitally printed as a “print on demand” title. This allows our client to order their required initial print run quantity and then re-order smaller quantities (50-100 copies) should this be required.

Print on demand is becoming a popular service for not only academic books but niche publications, personal literary projects or reprints of old titles that have a limited target market. If you are a budding author with a book that you would like to get printed and would like to test potential sales with a short run publication but are unsure of how the process works, give us a call and we will guide your through the various stages of production.

We’d like to thank the editor of Traversing the Inner Seas for kindly leaving us the following review:

First-rate service by Shetland Times throughout the process of printing our latest monograph“.

 

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