In our April issue of Shetland Life, we feature a piece on intergenerational working and the Inspiring Purpose Project which saw Shetland scoop the top prize at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh last year. The full feature is available in the April issue (out now). The following are the stories written about the servicemen who were selected and researched as part of this fascinating project.
We have also included a piece from the Shetland Life archive which looks at the story of ‘A Shetlander who influenced the course of World War One’ (Shetland Life, August 1987).
We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we did and please give them a share on Facebook!
Insipring Purpose Stories
Christian Tait & Aimee Williams
Morag Nicolson & Vaila Thompson
Pat Christie & Elise Rendall
Sonia & James Inkster
A Shetlander who influenced the course of World War One
Magnus Nicolson Story
Did you see Janette Budge’s finger knitting in February’s Shetland Life? Do you need a helping hand with your technique? If so, Janette has created a helpful video tutorial to help you master your finger knitting.
This month we celebrate local examples of altruism: from Michael Grant’s selfless work with RNLI to the collective good-will and energy that have gone towards fund-raising for an MRI scanner. If you’re feeling touched by the spirit of Christmas, our special advent calendar provides a good deed suggestion for every day of the month…
Always, don’t miss our kindness nominations! Debbie Ratter’s (pictured) tale of seasonal kindness brought tears to our eyes.
In November’s issue, we celebrate the boundless creativity of Shetlanders in textiles, literature, the performing arts, music and technology.
We speak to Hazel Tindall about her enduring love of wool, hear about the process behind The Impostors’ improvised comedy and meet the finalists at the Taste of Shetland cooking competition.
Summer’s a romantic time of year, isn’t it? Long walks on the beach, secluded picnics in the sun, and warm evenings that never seem to end. Romance is in the air, and this month Shetland Life is taking a look at love — celebrating it, reminiscing about it, and seeking it out in the first place. We’ve looked at love in Shetland from many different angles to make sure there’s something for everyone.
So whether you’re leafing through as you idly swipe away on Tinder, or you’re curled up with your sweetheart, read on and enjoy!
If you don’t believe in fate; read on. Dale Smith recounts a real-life love story of chance that might just change your mind.
The large framed photograph, currently hanging in Islesburgh Community Centre’s Room 9, had intrigued the staff for years. Not even the long-established employees knew who the two teenage girls pictured were. All that changed one day when Janice Drummond confirmed that one of the girls was her auntie.
What is a Shetlander?
As an incomer to these islands I’ve found that this question can result in heated debate. Some folk believe that a Shetlander can be anyone who lives here; others maintain that your family needs to have been in Shetland for at least two generations before you can go making any such claims for yourself. Then of course, there are all kinds of Shetlander definitions in between these two poles.
Genevieve White, Editor
Alex Garrick-Wright looks at the potential future new transport technologies can bring to the isles.
Autonomous electric vehicles on Shetland’s roads, and a bustling space industry centred around a satellite launching spaceport in Unst.
From a very young age, MICHAEL GRAY knew he wanted to sail. In the course of his 40-year career he travelled all over the world and became captain of the Earl of Zetland and the St Clair. He tells his life-story to Genevieve White.
Choose a Life, choose a career, choose Shetland as your base to enjoy what you do.
Our 450th edition of Shetland Life magazine is out on Friday 6th April 2018 and we are delighted to give everyone the opportunity to see our latest design and new content by giving it away FREE.
We’ve chosen to showcase Shetland in our main feature with a photography special and fantastic photos from around the islands. 50 top tips from well know local photographers are also included to help you take your best photos ever.
An interactive music page, delicious recipes, film reviews, health and wellness, competitions, updated puzzle page and fast paced article sections are just some of our new items.
Choose Shetland Life monthly magazine to keep you up to date with everything we know you love about Shetland and its community life – we’d love you to join our growing readership.
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