January 3, 2020
Happy New Year! Another year has come around and another decade marches in. New Year is a time of hope, but it’s also a time for reflection and looking back on all that’s passed. It can be a chance to make...
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Happy New Year! Another year has come around and another decade marches in. New Year is a time of hope, but it’s also a time for reflection and looking back on all that’s passed. It can be a chance to make resolutions, to wipe the slate clean but also to remember friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. I try not to make resolutions, as I never seem to keep them past February. If you do make resolutions, or would like to make changes, then Alex Garrick-Wright has some ideas to help inspire you.

January is also the month that Up-Helly-A’ season kicks off, starting in Scalloway on the 10th. This issue includes behind-the-scenes access to preparations for Shetland’s largest celebration, the Lerwick Up-Helly-A’. Best of luck to Liam Summers and his squad, I hope you have a fantastic day!

For me, this has to be the most difficult editorial I’ve had to write, as it’s my last. It is with a very heavy heart that I have decided to leave Shetland Life after 12 months in post. I have loved editing the magazine, and feel incredibly privileged – if daunted – to have stood in the shoes of editors like JR Nicolson who founded the magazine back in 1981, before I was even a twinkle in my dad’s eye. It is also with great sadness that this will also be the last issue of Shetland Life.

Over the years Shetland Life has come to mean so much to so many. It has been a place to get lost in Shetland’s rich culture, history and community. It has been an invaluable resource not just for the readers, but for visitors, budding young writers and researchers alike.

I couldn’t write this without thanking all the readers and contributors who have given up their time to be interviewed, write features and offer feedback and advice, not just since I took over, but since the magazine’s conception in the early 80s. Without you, the magazine would never have had such a rich flavour and diverse content.

A huge thanks must also go to all our readers who have supported Shetland Life over the years – thank you.

Wishing everyone all the best for the coming year.

 

December 31, 2019

One of the three local publications to Shetland that we produced for the Christmas 2019 market hit the…………..

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One of the three local publications to Shetland that we produced for the Christmas 2019 market hit the shelves on schedule and proved to be very popular. The PUR bound paperback was printed in full colour throughout and is an entertaining account from the author (and retired boatman/wildlife guide) of his quarter century’s voyages around Noss and Bressay, just two of Shetland’s hundreds of islands.

Pop this one on your list if you have an interest in Shetland, wildlife, sealife or birdlife and of course tales from the sea!!

December 31, 2019

With a new logo design created and two new vans to make stand out to passers-by, we got to work cutting the graphics to…………..

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With a new logo design created and two new vans to make stand out to passers-by, we got to work cutting the graphics to apply to the vehicles. Using high performance polymeric vinyls from Metamark our team produced the artwork and applied the graphics onto this Ford Transit Custom LWB van.

It was a great project for our team and we thoroughly enjoyed helping to metamorphosize the vehicle with these eye-catching graphics and were very pleased our client was delighted with the result too!

We’ve liveried cars, vans, buses, taxis, trailers and even a milk truck so whatever type of vehicle you need graphics created and installed on for your business, give our design team a call on 01595 742000 or email studio@shetlandtimes.co.uk and we’ll get the ball rolling for you.

October 30, 2019

We’ve been designing and printing a range of new large format posters to fit 60″ x 40″ frames to display our clients’………………

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We’ve been designing and printing a range of new large format posters to fit 60″ x 40″ frames to display our clients’ products and services. As you can see, they are very effective and as we have printed them on “tear proof” paper to give them longevity, allow them to be moved to different locations for a variety of uses, it means they are very robust and portable!

Let us know what you need to advertise and promote and we’ll help you get your message out there, effectively, to let everyone know. Call us on 01595 742000.

 

October 28, 2019

We’re very experienced in assisting businesses when it comes to producing annual reports that need the most relevant figures and….

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We’re very experienced in assisting businesses when it comes to producing annual reports that need the most relevant figures and information to be easily accessible, readable and pop out to those perusing the publication.

It all starts with a well thought through design and layout with good use of colours and infographics to make the reports pleasurable to read as well as being informative. That’s where our experienced design team help clients decide upon an appropriate format to best fit their needs and aspirations so the end product is exactly what they expected.

Why not give us a call to see if we can help make your next annual report a publication that readers will enjoy!

 

October 14, 2019

When you need to raise awareness, catch the eye of passers by or stand out at an event, our pull up banner options will………

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When you need to raise awareness, catch the eye of passers by or stand out at an event, our pull up banner options will help you do exactly that!

They can also impart vital information about your organisation helping to drive traffic towards your social media, online and web pages as well as impart requests or highlight product details and services you need more people to know about.

We can help with creating a design or can take your artwork and ensure it all fits the required specifications to ensure it looks fabulous on one of the range of banners we provide. There are standard, mid-range and premium banner stands available to suit all budgets and end use.

There are samples of these and many other products at our print shop so just drop in at your convenience and our team will be happy to guide you through the various options.

 

 

October 1, 2019

Large paginations are no problem for us to produce and this 632pp, casebound book is a tribute to the many………………

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Large paginations are no problem for us to produce and this 632pp, casebound book is a tribute to the many thousands of Shetlanders who went to the whaling in the Arctic during Shetland’s long involvement in what was then called the Greenland whaling trade.

Our cover design was very well received and producing the book whilst being in continuous contact with the author allowed us to provide advice and technical information to ensure the final product met their expectations.

If you have a book of local interest to Shetland that you’d like to publish, our publications manager would be happy to discuss the possibilities with you. Contact Charlotte Black for an initial discussion – c.black@shetlandtimes.co.uk

September 16, 2019

We are very pleased to have updated and fitted the graphics to help bring this Shetland Heatwise van to life with a……………….

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We are very pleased to have updated and fitted the graphics to help bring this Shetland Heatwise van to life with a mixture of printed and cut vinyl graphics. We added their latest accreditation logos and transformed the van into a mobile advertising unit for the company!

Drop in or give us a call if you need designs created, printed and installed for your vehicles. From a single car or trailer, van, bus, truck or heavy plant, we’ll be delighted to help you make your vehicle’s sign writing pop out and grab potential customers attention.

 

September 2, 2019

The range of booklets we can produce to help you disseminate all the relevant information about your organisation………………………

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The range of booklets we can produce to help you disseminate all the relevant information about your organisation, business, charity,  company or event is covered by many formats from A6 through to A4 and we can produce bespoke sized booklets too!

From design to full print production and finishing, we help guide you through the process prior to producing your chosen product on site in our busy print shop. If you are attending or hosting an event or need your booklet for a specific deadline, we’ll work out a production schedule with you to ensure your product is ready on time.

Give us a call, we’re always glad to sit down and chat through the various options we can provide.

August 3, 2019

If you need to as many folk as possible along to attend your event then what better way than to give them a taste of………………………..

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If you need to as many folk as possible along to attend your event then what better way than to give them a taste of the fabulous fun things they can see and do! This banner gives you a visual taste too (the cakes look delicious!) The outdoor banners we produce have been thoroughly tested against the Shetland weather and climate too so you can be assured they will last, as long as you install them with plenty of fasteners.

We have various sizes available up to a depth of 1518mm and we can print up 50m long so can cater for most eventualities and requests. Designed, printed and finished with hemmed edges and eyelets (if required), our team will be on hand to make sure we help get your event noticed. Drop by for a chat or give us a call today.