Posts Tagged 'Printing'

December 7, 2018
It is understandable why people begin to feel jaded at this time of year. Bah-humbuggers usually cite canned music in shops, over-commercialisation, frenzied spending, plastic gimcrack, stress and Brussels sprouts as...
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It is understandable why people begin to feel jaded at this time of year. Bah-humbuggers usually cite canned music in shops, over-commercialisation, frenzied spending, plastic gimcrack, stress and Brussels sprouts as the main festive offenders.
I’m with the bah-humbuggers on all of the above counts, but these are really just minor annoyances when compared to all the good things this season has to offer.
If you can keep your time shopping to a minimum (my advice is to leave it to the afternoon of Christmas Eve) then you’ll have much more time to experience the fun things: mulled wine by the fire, carol concerts and time with friends.
Of all the things I like about Christmas (and there are many), the general atmosphere of goodwill is my favourite. In Shetland this always seems particularly marked and it is this spirit of bonhomie which we’ve tried to capture in this month’s magazine. Thank you so much for the nominations you sent in for our “Hearts of Gold” feature. You brought tears to our eyes!

While we’re on the subject of generosity, I couldn’t write this editorial (my last one) without a word of gratitude to the Shetland Life community for all of the support and kindness you have extended towards me over the last couple of years. A huge thank you to all of the Shetland stars who’ve willingly given up their time to be interviewed and photographed. Thank you also to all of the readers who’ve taken the time to give feedback about the magazine and to our wonderful contributors who make this magazine sparkle with their lively and original input. Finally, I couldn’t fail to mention the Shetland Life team: it has been a privilege to work with such a dedicated and creative group of folk.

I’d like to wish all our readers a peaceful, happy Christmas and lots of good things for 2019.

December 3, 2018

Printing service testimonial – “Excellent service, above and beyond, and offering really good value

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Printing service testimonial – “Excellent service, above and beyond, and offering really good value too” – Tom Morton. 

We worked with Tom to produce this information booklet for North Roe Primary school and Nort Energy to a very tight deadline and are delighted to hear that the booklet is selling well. Getting it ready to go on sale at the annual Shetland Craft Fair was the main aim and we hear the pupils did a great job promoting and selling their product.

This ring bound booklet, with protective cover, contains advice on how to get the best from your Polycrub and the cultivation projects grown within it. The text is accompanied by helpful photos and interviews with growers. The Polycrub was developed locally to withstand the harsh Shetland winter environment and provides sheltered, all year round growing potential for crofters and gardeners.

November 6, 2018

Shetland is a wonderful place and was recently voted as one of the top three places in the UK……..

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You’ll have no doubt seen Shetland the television series, watched other programmes about our fascinating history or amazing wildlife, so now it’s surely time to visit our wonderful islands and see it in situ. Immerse yourself in all things Shetland and enjoy the friendliness, creativeness, beauty and internationally acclaimed musical talent (okay, and pet a Shetland Pony!!).

To help you find the best accommodation to suit your holiday while visiting our islands, the Shetland Accommodation Guide 2019 edition is out now and available from VisitScotland national visitor information centres as well as Northlink Ferries. You can also view the digital version online, Shetland Accommodation Guide 2019.

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

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

 

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November 2, 2018
It’s often remarked upon that Shetland’s high creative output far exceeds what might be expected from its small population. The amount of musical, literary and artistic activity here does seem disproportionately...
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It’s often remarked upon that Shetland’s high creative output far exceeds what might be expected from its small population. The amount of musical, literary and artistic activity here does seem disproportionately high, and I’ve often wondered why this is. Is it the dramatic land and seascapes which inspire? Does Shetland’s relative remoteness force people to fall back on their own creative resources? Or do the
much-maligned long, dark nights trigger artistic urges?

Whatever its source, the creativity of Shetlanders is just one of the reasons that this is such a great place to live. Take this month, for example. Elsewhere, November is possibly the most “meh” month in the year, but here we have a literary festival (featuring a good few local writers), a bumper Christmas craft fair and two large scale theatrical performances to look forward to. Plenty to nourish the soul and inspire the creative mind.

At present, I’m at the planning stage of our December issue: the stage where an A3 sheet of paper is spread out over my kitchen table, each of its 47 squares a magazine page to fill. This is probably my favourite part of the whole process, as deadlines are, as yet, a distant threat and anything seems possible. Anyway, I digress. The issue I am currently planning has “giving” at its theme. It strikes me that this is something that (along with creativity) Shetlanders are particularly good at. I’m looking to collect stories of unsung heroes in the community, so if any of you can think of any worthy nominees, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Next month’s issue of Shetland Life will be the last that I put together, and I’m delighted to share that Laurie Goodlad will be taking over the position of editor. With ten years of experience in the heritage industry, a passion for Shetland’s history and a wealth of creative ideas, Laurie is sure to take this magazine to some exciting new places.

I’d like to wish all our readers a creative and productive November. See you next month!

 

 

September 5, 2018

Why produce a Calendar: They have many benefits including, promoting your company’s services or enhancing your company’s…

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A great way to promote your organisation and help you market your goods and services all year round, is a calendar. They’re also an appreciated, useful corporate gift and can also be sold to raise funds, perhaps for your favourite charity.

We have an array of formats to choose from including:

  • Single leaf (12 months to view)
  • Desktop
  • Appointment style (148mm x 415mm)
  • Portrait or landscape with hanging wires (A4 / A3)
  • Booklet – (A4 folding out to A3 wire stitched in the centre)

There are also a variety design options for styling the dates (calendar blocks) and we have samples to help you decide which one suits your needs the best. Adding moon phases or unique and bespoke event dates that are relevant to your organisation or business sector can all be included.

Discuss your options with us today. We look forward to seeing you soon and getting your calendar ready in good time to allow you to get them distributed.

August 6, 2018

Our fantastic new range of postcards are now available in our Shetland Times Bookshop. With everything……..

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Our fantastic new range of postcards are now available in our Shetland Times Bookshop. With everything great our islands have to offer, superb wildlife with otters, Shetland ponies and killer whales, Shetland collies that can vogue, northern lights aurora (Mirrie Dancers) and various other scenic images, we hope you enjoy the new selection.

Send someone you know will appreciate a taste of our beautiful islands and make their day.

We’ll have them on our bookshop web site, shop.shetlandtimes.co.uk, for purchasing shortly but in the meantime drop in along our retail shop on Commercial Street in Lerwick to see these and more our unique Shetland gift ideas. Our knowledgeable and friendly team will be pleased to help.

 

June 20, 2018

It’s been a busy year for local publications and our latest knitting book is going……………………

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It’s been a busy year for local publications and our latest knitting book is going down a storm!

We’ve had great reviews for this long-awaited book from Shetland’s talented knitters who share their Fair Isle expertise. Mingling techniques with contemporary patterns this perfect bound, A4 book comes with an array of full colour images and information for the avid knitter.

Get your copy from https://shop.shetlandtimes.co.uk/collections/knitting and start “maakin” your way through the many projects and patterns available.

 

June 7, 2018

Our photographic guide book to the birds you are most likely to…………….

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Our photographic guide book to the birds you are most likely to encounter during a Shetland Summer is proving very popular.
Featuring over 74 birds with habitat overviews and helpful information to aid identification, it’s a fantastic guide to make sure you know your gull from your gannet! Shetland names for the birds are provided where relevant too as an added bonus.

This handy yet sturdy perfect bound book is one you should always have with you in your pocket, car or at home to identify the feathered friends who wing their way past your peepers!

Available now at http://ow.ly/u1Uj30kfl45

May 3, 2018

Welcome to the 38th Shetland Folk Festival…complete with tunes, laughs and some serious sleepless nights….

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Welcome to the 38th Shetland Folk Festival…complete with tunes, laughs and some serious sleepless nights!!

We’ve completed the official programme and are excited to see such a great line up once again.

We thoroughly enjoy working with the Folk Festival each year to help them promote their event creating full colour flyers alongside newspaper and magazine and online/social media advertising. As we also print The Shetland Times newspaper every week, our coverage of the event alongside any videos we can capture for our news website, helps provide great all round coverage of the event that has become a staple in many a Shetlanders’, returning tourists’ and music fanatics’, yearly calendar.

Having so many visiting artistes and visitors to our islands join in the fun makes it all the more special. You’ll have a great time at this event and we hope you enjoy the programme and can make time to visit the supporting businesses who have advertised within the programme to help support this fantastic festival.

March 30, 2018

Our latest box order has just been completed and our customer, Burra Bears, is delighted…………

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Our latest box order has just been completed and our customer, Burra Bears, is delighted with their new product.  Of course this is not just a simple corrugated 330mm x 220mm x 220mm kraft box with white print that folds up into a sturdy protective case without the need for gluing, staples or any other means of securing (as we created a die to cut the shape below so there are no joins), NO, for a short time this is a temporary home for a peerie bear as they travel safely from Shetland to a requested world destination to meet their new family who eagerly await their arrival!