And just like that, it’s over. As we pack away the boxes of decorations into overfilled lofts for another year, many of us reflect on the one which has passed and make plans for the months ahead. For some, a new year is an opportunity to move forward, making resolutions and positive changes. For others, it’s a time of contemplation
and remembering loved ones, and for some, like me, it marks a new beginning.
This is a special one for me – my first holding the editorial baton, and it is often said that every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end – this feels particularly true as we wave goodbye to Genevieve who has been a fantastic energy here for the past few years. I have big boots to fill and I’d like to wish Genevieve every success for the future.
This issue is packed full of features to get your new year off to a positive start. As well as many familiar contributors, we also welcome one or two new faces. There is so much going on here in Shetland and all of this adds so much to the rich tapestry of life here.
I would love to hear from you – the reader – as I begin this new journey and take the helm. What would you like to see in 2019 and what does the magazine mean to you? Please get in touch with your comments and suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
With Up-Helly-A’ season kicking off in Scalloway next weekend, we have a few fiery features. But, if Up-Helly-A’ leaves you gasping for air, we have just the tonic; with a look at sustainability, getting out in nature for health and the 100th anniversary of the Shetland Football Association. I hope that there will be something for everyone, so pull up a chair, get comfy and settle in for this month’s offerings.
And remember, whatever 2019 brings, I wish you all a happy and prosperous one in whatever you do.