September issue out now!


September’s issue is bursting at the seams with textile themed content: from interviews with well known Shetland textile designers and knitters to a photographic trip around Sandness Spinning Mill.

Prolific knitting podcaster Louise Scollay shares her favourite walk: an atmospheric stroll to Bressay Lighthouse. John Coutts shows us some delightful archive photos of Shetland fashion in the 1960s and our fashion writer Louise Thomason speaks to dressmaker and designer Elie Coutts. If you’ve ever wondered how to dress for a beer drinking session, Alex Garrick-Wright is on hand with some sartorial suggestions in his latest beer review.

If textiles don’t float your boat, we’ve plenty of other things to keep you entertained. We were delighted when K T Tunstall agreed to share her impressions of Shetland with us after her recent concert here. Chris Cope’s account of Big Time Quell’s recent beer fuelled trip to Unst is sure to put a smile on your face, and Jacqui Clark takes us on a different kind of road trip: a Shetland Library shopathon. We have a new occasional beachcombing column too, with nature writer Sally Huband. This month, Sally is identifying eggcases.

In October, Shetland Life will be getting cosy and domestic with a “house and home” themed issue. See you there!




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