Month: February 2017

Mum’s the word

March is, of course, the month for Mother’s Day. If you’re looking for something special to do with your mum, why not take her along to the event organised by Shetland College students Shaun Scott and Becky Moverley?

The two events management students have planned an amazing mother’s day Sunday teas event, which is also an epilepsy awareness raiser.

Find out more about Shaun, Becky and their exciting event in March’s Shetland Life.

Some exciting raffle prizes!

A peek behind the scenes

You know that spring has well and truly sprung when it’s time for the Shetland County Drama Festival.
Drama groups have been working hard all over winter to provide us with four consecutive nights of excellent entertainment.

Debra Nicolson is in three plays at this year’s festival. Make sure you read her article in this month’s Shetland Life for an interesting insight into the rehearsal process.

And don’t forget to go along and enjoy the spectacle at the Garrison Theatre! This year’s drama festival runs from Monday the 6th to Thursday the 9th March.

The ebb is my flow

Do you know what a scaddie man’s head is? Or a guddock? What about a keelworm?

If none of this sounds familiar, maybe it’s time to don the rubber boots, pick up a sieve and go rockpooling.

This month, Karen McKelvie writes about all the treasures we can find in rockpools and shares some handy tips for first time rockpoolers.

Go on – there’s a whole world just waiting to be explored out there!

Foodie of the month

Local artisan foodie David Polson of Thule Ventus produces air dried salt fish, continuing a long lasting Shetland culinary tradition.

This month David has kindly shared some delicious (and healthy) fish recipes. Find them in March’s Shetland Life, rustle up and tuck in….

Outside in

The new indoor training facility at the Clickimin is being well used. But what’s the verdict from some of Shetland’s young footballers?

This month, step inside the 60/40. See Alexa Fitzgibbon’s photographs of Lerwick Rangers under-11s in action, and read an interview with Clickimin assistant manager Robbie Leask.

If you go down to the woods today…

…you’re sure of a big surprise. Who would have expected to find life-size dinosaurs in Aith?

In March’s Shetland Life, Alex Garrick-Wright ventures into Michaelswood to find out how the dinosaurs came to Shetland. Alexa Fitzgibbon captures the magic of this very special place in some beautiful photographs.

If you like to get out and about in Shetland, what’s your favourite place to go? Pop a comment in the box below and share your recommendations.

Calling all nature lovers…

We have a truly amazing prize up for grabs this month. We’re offering our readers the chance to go on a day-long wildlife expedition with award-winning photographer Richard Shucksmith.

In addition to being Shetland Life’s regular wildlife contributor, Richard is also the co-author of Otters in Shetland: The Tale of the Draatsi.

Turn to page 38 of March’s Shetland Life to enter our spot the difference competition and be in with a chance of a day with one of Shetland’s most talented naturalists.

Good luck!

Shetland Business week

Feeling inspired by our current issue?

Then make sure you get along to Shetland Business Week: a week of workshops, events, discussions and networking sessions which should get you well on the way to achieving your business goals.

And (best of all) the events are totally free. Don’t miss it!

February Issue Out Now!

This month, Shetland Life celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit which is so apparent in Shetland.

However, if business isn’t your bag, then there’s plenty of other stuff specially selected to tickle your fancy. If this never-ending winter has sapped your joie de vivre, then take a tip from Pete Richardson and follow his directions for an uplifting walk around the Ness (while warming your lugs with the Fair-Isle headband which is this month’s Speedcrafting creation). Then, you can return home and follow Akshay Borges’ recipe for a deliciously spicy monkfish and salmon dish (take it from me, it’s amazing).

While you wait for the fish to marinate, you can read Vivian Ross-Smith’s article about the inspiration behind her current Bonhoga exhibition, Liam Anderson’s gardening tips and much more.