February 4, 2019

Foam boards signs are perfect for construction sites, wayfinding signs, advertising hoardings sports events and………………

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Foam boards signs are perfect for construction sites, wayfinding signs, advertising hoardings sports events and short term general signage.

We can produce them in a wide variety of sizes to suit your needs and there are a selection of calipers available too including 3mm and 5mm boards. Printing up to almost 1600mm wide allows us to produce colourful graphic for you to ensure you’ll get noticed. If you just need some directional signs for around your office or workshop or factory, foam boards are a cost effective product.

Drop in for a chat and we can show you the various options available to best suit your particular needs or give us a call on 01595 742000.

February 1, 2019
Welcome to this February issue of Shetland Life. With the days lengthening there is a definite sense that spring is (hopefully) just around the corner. I like this time of year as the days begin to grow – I say that...
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Welcome to this February issue of Shetland Life. With the days lengthening there is a definite sense that spring is (hopefully) just around the corner. I like this time of year as the days begin to grow – I say that every month but I think there’s beauty in all our seasons here in Shetland – no matter how long and dark they may seem!

The bulbs are beginning to emerge from the cold earth and I, for one, start planning for the year ahead in the garden (which at the moment seems to only be growing neeps). If you, too, are looking forward to getting into the garden, Jim Thomason shares with us some of his tips for winter work to get you going.

These longer days also got me thinking about my own body, which seems to be in an ever-expanding state, so I’ve decided that in order to shame myself into making healthier choices in 2019, I am asking local groups and readers to ‘Challenge the Editor’. This month I met with Walk Scalloway to find out about their first year pounding the pavements.

If your group would like to challenge me (or any of the Shetland Life team) we would love to hear from you – sleditor@shetlandtimes.co.uk

A prominent theme in this month’s issue centres on folklore, calendar celebrations and times past. We look at a modern take on a trowie tale from Angus Johnson, a Burra wedding, and meet Tommy Isbister to find out about his passion for building boats and string instruments.

I hope that you, too, are enjoying the return of light, but for now it’s time to slip on your smucks and get your feet up with Shetland Life.

Happy reading.

 

January 29, 2019

For many years we have had the pleasure of printing envelopes (known as First Day Covers) for Up Helly A’…..

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For many years we have had the pleasure of printing envelopes (known as First Day Covers) for Up Helly A’ on behalf of the Guizer Jarl. These are a limited edition run of 500 copies and various items and information relating to the Up Helly A’ festival is placed within the envelope. It is then sealed, has a bespoke Jarl Squad hand stamp applied and is then, crucially, signed by the Guizer Jarl to make it truly unique.

They are priced at £3.50 and are only available at Harry’s Department Store and Freefield Post Office which a both based in Lerwick, the capital of Shetland. Only going on sale annually on the last Tuesday of January, Up Helly A’ day, these are sought after by collectors, visitors and locals alike and are snapped up quickly.

For 2019, permission was given for us to produce a “smiler sticker” which is also applied onto the envelope. It is not an officially recognised Post Office stamp and cannot be used for postage. Smilers stamps evolved from Royal Mail’s greetings stamps which were issued in the 1990s. These greetings stamps were designed for use with birthday cards and other personal mail. The name “smilers” was adopted to reflect that the sheets are designed to be used as celebrations of happy events.

Each year we hope to continue printing and cutting these vinyl stamps to celebrate this wonderful event. The 2019 stamp depicts the incumbent Guizer Jarl as a young guizer alongside his two brothers and father.

January 28, 2019

We are happy to produce programmes for festivals of all sizes, providing services from project management through to…

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Our Up-Helly-A’ production season starts in December every year and finishes in mid March when the final galley goes up in flames! We print programmes for festivals from the south mainland up to the north isles. 

We would be glad to hear from any festival currently producing their own Up-Helly-A’ literature that would like us to help print their programme so please contact us and we can discuss the best format, materials and pagination to meet your needs and budget. Economical, smaller run quantities are all part of our service.

We enjoy producing programmes for events and festivals of all sizes, providing services from project management, design through to printing and finishing. All projects are completed on time to agreed production schedules at competitive rates to help promote and raise funds each event.

SKOAL!

For more information on Up-Helly-A’ and a comprehensive guide to explain what it’s all about and what happens before during and after the event/s click here. Use #uphellyaa to join in social media updates, conversations and event coverage.

 

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January 20, 2019

Designing and producing all the pull up banners for the current Shetland Football Association exhibition running………………………

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Designing and producing all the pull up banners for the current Shetland Football Association exhibition running in the Shetland Museum was an enjoyable and education

al project for us. It was an interesting challenge to get all the photos, text, memorabilia and logos to work together in the vertical banner specifications to make reading them an easy and enjoyable experience for all. Our client was very pleased with the outcome, as are were we, and we had a great time reading through each teams history too.

This exhibition is well worth a look, even if you are not an avid football fan, as you’ll most likely find relatives, old friends or be able to reminisce about what went on through the different eras in Shetland.

The pull up banners will be used at various events by the Shetland Football Association after the exhibition closes on in February 2019 and then by the football teams

too. This type of banner is very cost effective and has a good lifespan for ongoing repeat use and are supplied in a carrying case so are very portable too. Contact us to discuss your next exhibition, event, promotional requirement or to highlight a product or service by utilising our large print service.

Enjoy the SFA exhibition.

January 4, 2019
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...
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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: sleditor@shetlandtimes.co.uk

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.

 

December 10, 2018
Following the success of the first book we published in 2o1o for Robert Johnson, Da Wye I Saa It, this is a delightful collection of photographs reminding everyone of Shetland not so distant but already perhaps fading...
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Following the success of the first book we published in 2o1o for Robert Johnson, Da Wye I Saa It, this is a delightful collection of photographs reminding everyone of Shetland not so distant but already perhaps fading from memory and all most certainly very different from life on the island today.

From the 1960’s through to the 2000’s readers will undoubtedly have memories restored that will stimulate reminiscences.

As the islands most prolific publisher of local books, we are glad to have helped show you a glimpse through the lens of Shetland’s social history. The book is available now from our bookshop https://shop.shetlandtimes.co.uk/products/aa-my-mindin

December 3, 2018

This 352 page PUR bound paperback is our latest book production for Shetland Library

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This 352 page PUR bound paperback, which was launched on schedule in November 2018, is our latest book production for Shetland Library and we look forward to assisting Karen and her team at the library in more of their planned future publications.

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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