October 5, 2018
When I told people I was moving to Shetland, I was issued with warnings aplenty about the “killer” long, dark nights. Being a solar-powered kind of person, I was genuinely worried as to whether or not I would cope....
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When I told people I was moving to Shetland, I was issued with warnings aplenty about the “killer” long, dark nights. Being a solar-powered kind of person, I was genuinely worried as to whether or not I would cope.

Well, I’m still here. It would be disingenuous to say I love this time of year. I’m close to tears when my summer clothes go back in the trunk for another eight months, and I don’t get particularly excited at the thought of bobble-hats, cosying up by the fire or going through a tube of lip-salve per day.

What’s kept me going through the years is the buzz of night-time activity that starts in September and begins to reach a wild crescendo in January (need I say why?). Say what you like about the Shetland weather, but the Shetland winter what’s-on offerings are excellent.
My early winters here are a blur of drama festival preparation, night classes and the infrequent but always enjoyable evening at one of Lerwick’s fine hostelries. More recently, the Althing, adult ballet classes and an occasional “curry club” have pulled me through.

Looking ahead to the next few months, this autumn/winter looks like it’s going to be an absolute cracker. No sooner is Wool Week over than we have Taste of Shetland. Hot on its heels is the Shetland Fiddle and Accordion Festival. Then it’s not too long at all to wait until Wordplay…

So, whatever else winter might be, it’s unlikely to be boring.

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 11, 2018
We’re happy to announce we have finished production of the latest book for Shetland Heritage Publications – The Cod Hunters. This is no dry history of boats and fishing – it is a story about ordinary...
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We’re happy to announce we have finished production of the latest book for Shetland Heritage Publications – The Cod Hunters.

This is no dry history of boats and fishing – it is a story about ordinary people who did extraordinary things.

From the remote fjords of west Greenland to the elegant dining tables of nineteenth century London, from the fishing banks off Faroe to the best restaurants in the Basque country, from the taverns of Torshavn to the prison cells of Lerwick, Shetland, this book covers it all alongside stories of Shetlanders who fished for cod around Faroe, Rockall, Iceland and Greenland.

We’ve produced paperback and beautiful limited case bound editions of this book. The Cod Hunters will be available from our bookshop, https://shop.shetlandtimes.co.uk/ from 11th May 2018.

 

 

 

 

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!

 

March 6, 2018

The ultimate holiday guide for your vacation (or staycation) in Shetland is now widely available throughout the island at……….

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The ultimate holiday guide for your vacation (or staycation) in Shetland is now widely available throughout the island at various retail shops, tourist information points and accommodation providers.

It’s bursting with ideas for things to do, stunning photographs of our beautiful islands, a short “what’s on” guide, and a host of Shetland businesses to visit to make your time here as fulfilling and exciting as possible.

We publish and produce Shetland Visitor each year and The Shetland Times are committed to helping promote Shetland to as wide an audience as possible. We are proud to play a part in getting visitors to come to our islands and keep them coming back again. This publication is also used by many locals too and we are very grateful to the many businesses who continue to support the holiday guide.

Our digital edition is available at http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&pubid=796f3e5e-ca49-4f66-a429-0d0cd0290997 and if you are looking for accommodation in Shetland, head to www.shetlandvisitor.com.

We look forward to seeing you here.

February 2, 2018

People and Places are the main focus of our latest book, Old Lerwick, by…………..

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People and Places are the main focus of our latest book, Old Lerwick, by Douglas M. Sinclair. Many great stories of times past in Shetland are contained within the pages of this well-written book and the illustrations and photographs provide a great insight into what went on in 1640’s Lerwick through to 1943.

If you have a book you would like published, please contact us to discuss your project.