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.

July 5, 2019
On a summer high Ican’t believe that as you read this we are now in August. It begs the question, where has this year gone? Hopefully you all put last month’s summer holiday bucket list to good use. I’ve very much...
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On a summer high

Ican’t believe that as you read this we are now in August. It begs the question, where has this year gone? Hopefully you all put last month’s summer holiday bucket list to good use. I’ve very much enjoyed seeing all the happy faces and stunning places on social media. We hope to include some of your photos in the forthcoming issues, so please feel free to tag us at #myshetlandlife or email any of your bucket list photos to sleditor@shetlandtimes.co.uk.

It’s been fantastic reading about all our recent sporting successes. Shetland beat Orkney at the football last weekend, and Team Shetland had many successes at the recent Island Games in Gibraltar. It’s heartening to see Shetland do so well at these sporting events. It really puts us on the map and demonstrates the commitment and dedication needed to allow competition at such a level. We also celebrate another accolade, Shetland was voted third in Britain and Western Europe by The Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. In this issue Ryan Taylor considers the impact of cruise tourism for Shetland.

I wrote this editorial before the incredible heat wave at the end of July and I’ve had to come back and edit it as we go to print because, let’s just say – all is forgiven! It’s amazing how a weekend of blue skies and sunshine can forgive a summer of rain and mist.

Last weekend aside, I think it’s fair to say that we haven’t seen much let-up in the weather this year, but I suppose we’re all still basking in the glory of last year’s summer? It seems to have been a good year for silage, so perhaps that’s one of the few silver linings we can take from the summer so far! Despite this, we are bringing you another issue bursting with feel-good summer vibes. A pony theme runs through the August edition as we meet Carol Fullerton in ‘Life Story’ and the Shetland Pony Breeders are the latest in our series looking at ‘The Shetlanders’.

As ever, I’d love to hear from you. Give a shout-out on social media, email or write me a good old-fashioned letter.

Happy reading.

Laurie.

July 4, 2019

To stand out and set yourself apart from others attending events or perhaps sending out quotations/tendering for………………….

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To stand out and set yourself apart from others attending events or perhaps sending out quotations/tendering for contracts, presentation folders with relevant, branded associated inserts are great to have in your marketing and promotional armoury.

The featured folder specifications allow A4 (210 x 297mm) inserts, flyers or booklet to be stored inside the inner pocket which has a 4mm capacity. This stops the contents from falling out and allows you to add only the specific and relevant informations sheets you know your client is interested in potentially purchasing from you. Adding in new products and service information is, of course, a great way to let those you are contacting know you are a company who continue expand and develop what you can offer.

We also add slots for business cards to sit within to ensure your personal contact details are on hand as soon as a client wants to contact you for more information and hopefully place an order with you.

As an added feature, we can add soft touch lamination as well as digital embossing (raised print) to provide that extra luxurious and tactile experience that makes your company more memorable than your competitors! Everyone know making a good first impression is important and we’re here to help you do exactly that.

June 14, 2019
These self-adhesive name plate vinyl sign stickers were printed and outline cut to the required finished size on our large format printer. Our latest machine has the ability to print and cut to any shape so if you...
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These self-adhesive name plate vinyl sign stickers were printed and outline cut to the required finished size on our large format printer. Our latest machine has the ability to print and cut to any shape so if you require lettering or logos cut to an exact shape drop in along and we can get these ready for you.

We also laminated these sign stickers to help protect them against the elements and we recommend/apply as as a general rule, that any outdoor signage gets this protective coating added. Our laminating film also helps protect against U.V. rays to keep the colours on your signage looking better for longer.

June 7, 2019
Simmer Dim I can’t let this month pass without mentioning one of the many ‘wonders’ of Shetland – the Simmer Dim. The dictionary definition is understated: the twilight of Shetland summer evening. We all know...
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Simmer Dim

I can’t let this month pass without mentioning one of the many ‘wonders’ of Shetland – the Simmer Dim. The dictionary definition is understated: the twilight of Shetland summer evening. We all know that the Simmer Dim is oh so much more than this, don’t we? For me, it brings a sense of endless possibilities under the dappled evening sunshine, with hills to climb, regattas to attend, beaches to explore and so much more to discover and enjoy.

Joining in with this sense of adventure, this month’s Shetland Life is bursting with feel-good vibes. Dale Smith shares his favourite photos from this year’s 39th annual folk festival. We take to the water and find out more about Shetland’s competitive rowing teams who compete throughout the summer at regattas, and Fenton and friends head to the disused fishing station at Fethaland.

I’ve been out in the garden a lot this month, and it’s encouraging to see the Polycrub coming to life again. Everything is flourishing, and I’ve seen plenty of pollinators busily doing their thing among our raspberry canes. If you’re keen to learn more about growing in Shetland, but are unsure where to start, then this month’s Shetland Life should provide some essential reading! Ali Grundon Robertson has gone green-fingered at Turriefield and Brae, and Misa Hay shares more gardening inspiration from her own garden in Tingwall.

Next month the schools break for the summer holidays, and I would like to include a summer holiday checklist in the July issue; things to see, do and enjoy here on our doorstep. I would love to add your suggestions too. What’s on your Shetland summer holiday bucket-list this year? Where do you return to time and time again? Is there a favourite haunt that you love to explore… or an ideal spot for a family picnic? Email your suggestions to sleditor@shetlandtimes.co.uk.

As ever, I’d love to hear from you. Give a shout-out on social media, email or write me a good old-fashioned letter.

Happy reading,

Laurie.

May 13, 2019
Originally published in 2012 A Legacy of Shetland Lace is an inspirational publication for those interested in this intricate craft. Back by popular demand with it’s collection of 21 stunning projects designed by...
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Originally published in 2012 A Legacy of Shetland Lace is an inspirational publication for those interested in this intricate craft. Back by popular demand with it’s collection of 21 stunning projects designed by members of the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers . 

Included are all the original patterns, helpful hints and beautiful product shots. The book is a tribute to lace knitters who have have kept the traditions alive.

We hope you enjoy creating some of the wonderful patterns within the book and by doing so keep this tradition going for many more years to come and inspire others to learn from you, and in turn, can then also pass on the skills of this challenging but inventive craft.

Income from the sale of this book will be used by the Guild to continue to promote all aspects of traditional Shetland textile skills.

May 6, 2019

This PUR bound book with 16 page colour section was recently printed using customer’s supplied PDF files…

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This PUR bound paperback book includes a 16 page colour section and was recently printed using our customer’s supplied PDF files.

It is part of the Shetland Rural Islands Maritime Heritage Asset Atlas Project (SRIMHAA) funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim of the project was to detail the maritime heritage found in Fair Isle, Papa Stour and Out Skerries using field survey techniques on the islands and researching each of the islands within the Shetland Museum and Archives and the Shetland Library to give a fuller picture of the people who lived and worked there. This book only covers a small part of the interesting history Fair Isle, Papa Stour and Out Skerries have to offer but hopefully it will encourage you to find out more.

May 6, 2019

A very successful fiddle competition was held recently and we are always pleased to help the committee with their programme…

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A very successful fiddle competition was held recently and we are always pleased to help the committee with their programme.

8 pages digitally printed full colour, folded and stapled.

April 29, 2019

If you need large format posters (or posters of maps in this case), we can print up to 1600mm wide on our digital press and up to…………..

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If you need large format posters (or posters of maps in this case), we can print up to 1600mm wide on our digital press and up to 50m long should that every be required!

As with all maps, the relevant permissions have to be provided and approved prior to using the graphics and the RSPB came with those for us and getting the five unique A0 (841 x 1189mm) maps ready for them to take out on the road to use at their events was a pleasure.

Due to the fact the maps will be used at a variety of events and venues, it was important they were robust enough to withstand constant use. We discussed this with the RSPB and recommended that printing them on a light but tearproof PVC stock would help meet their specifications. If you are attending any of their events, we hope you find the maps a useful addition to the talks.

Let us know if you need advice on posters to help promote or enhance your event as we’d be happy to assist.

 

April 27, 2019

his quarterly publication by Shetland Family History Society has been given an updated layout style and is very popular with……………………

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This quarterly publication by Shetland Family History Society has been given an updated layout style and is very popular with ex-pats and those with a keen interest in Shetland. The Society is open to anyone interested in family history.

The 32pp are packed with information and we are very pleased that it’s being compiled and printed with us in Shetland. New members are always welcome and they will be joining thousands of current subscribers from all over the world!