This is the 450th issue of Shetland Life. Since 1981, our magazine has been celebrating the Shetland community: its talented people, fascinating culture and rich history – and we’re still going strong.
We’ve been delighted by some of the feedback the magazine has received in the last few months: in addition to the positive comments we’ve heard from our loyal readers, we also won a national award in November last year. Does this mean we’re resting on our laurels? Certainly not! In order to mark 450 issues of Shetland Life magazine, we’re launching a new-
look magazine this month and gifting a free issue with every copy of The Shetland Times. We hope you’ll agree that our magazine is fresher, more contemporary and easier on the eye than it’s ever been before – while remaining just as full of life as ever.
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We’ve made quite a few changes: you’ll notice we’ve introduced a variety of new features in our front and back pages. This month, our themed section in the middle pages showcases Shetland photography at its very best. We’ve devoted plenty space to interviews with leading local photographers and we hope you’ll enjoy looking at their exquisite work.
The way we work has evolved too. Our brand new editorial team is made up of Shetland’s most dynamic reporting talent to ensure wide-reaching and comprehensive coverage of the stories you’ll want to read about.
I’d like to thank all the contributors who’ve had a hand in shaping this issue, but I’m particularly thankful for the hard work and creativity of our designer Kenneth Shearer, who has made this magazine the thing of beauty you are now holding in your hands. We hope you enjoy it.