July 7, 2017
One of the best bits of putting this month’s magazine together has been having a good excuse to travel to the islands of Yell and Unst. My urge to fully explore these two fascinating places has not yet been sated, and...
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One of the best bits of putting this month’s magazine together has been having a good excuse to travel to the islands of Yell and Unst. My urge to fully explore these two fascinating places has not yet been sated, and I’m well aware that the all-too-short jaunts I’ve made have only scratched the surface.

The first of two recent trips north was to Unst, where I spent a wonderful long weekend with my family in the tranquil surroundings of Gardiesfauld Hostel in Uyeasound. We were blessed with blue skies and sunshine the whole weekend long, and it was an effort to leave the hostel’s beautiful bluebell bedecked garden – but I’m glad we did eventually gather the momentum to get out and about and enjoy Unst’s many splendid walks and beaches, as well as a hike to Hermaness Nature Reserve and a painstakingly thorough cake sampling session at Victoria’s Vintage Tearooms in Haroldswick.

Are you heading to Unstfest this month? If so, get set for a jam-packed few days. The programme looks incredible: with everything from Flamenco classes to guided walks, to clothes swaps and mystery tours there’s surely something for even the most jaded of festival goers. A copy of the Shetland Life makes for essential festival reading: in this issue you can find out about the island which (quite possibly) inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, go behind the scenes at the UK’s most northerly tearoom and enjoy some nostalgic photographs of Unst (courtesy of Dennis Coutts).

The second of my northern jaunts was to Yell. This took place in rather less sparkling weather, but this didn’t matter one bit because I happened to be visiting a real-life treasure trove and its sparkling owner, the artist and maker Jeanette Nowak. Actually, Jeanette matter-of-factly refers to her treasure trove as a “shed”, but you can make up your own mind about which term you prefer when you read our feature “The Shedologist of Yell” on page 4. Huge thanks to Jeanette for her kind hospitality throughout the visit and to Charlie Inskter for the accompanying photographs.

Nowadays, there’s plenty of reasons to visit Yell. Apart from the obvious attractions such as West Sandwick and Breckon Beaches, Yell boats numerous cultural distractions such as The Shetland Gallery and The Old Haa museum and Heritage Centre. Now that recently opened diner L J’s is getting rave reviews, you’ll be able to factor a delicious meal into your trip too.

With contributions from both Yell and Unst creative writing groups, a North Isles favourite walk feature by Alistair Christie Johnson and insider recommendation from locals, we hope that this issue inspires you to head North very soon.

Although we could have found enough North Isles content to fill a year’s worth of magazines, you’ll find that other parts of Shetland are also well represented within these pages. Look out for South Mainland legend Leonard Christie sharing the tracks of his life with Jeff Merrifield. We’re also hanging out in the Lerwick lanes with local artist Avril Thomson, spending time in the seas around Shetland (admiring jellyfish) with Richard Shucksmith and at the Hillswick Wildlife sanctuary with Katrina Williamson.

Wishing all of our readers a warm and wonderful July. Next month, we’ll be going full steam ahead for our special nautical issue. Don’t miss it!

Genevieve White

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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

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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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.