Atlantic Wave tank top by Anne Eunson
Up Helly Aa Gansey by Rachel Hunter
Hesti Wrist Warmers by Ella Gordon
Nighthawk Slipover by Wilma Malcolmson
Hillside Handwarmers by Barbara Cheyne
Fair Isle Sleeveless by Linda Shearer
A Trow, a Mermaid and a Spider’s Web
Douglas M Sinclair explains the mythic, magical and practical origins of Shetland lace.
The Multitasking Knitter
How and why did the Shetland makkin belt come about? Janette Budge on how knitting while driving cows or sheep, gathering peats or even cooking was once a way of life.
Kate Davies - Interview
Strength and beauty in endurance: knitting it all together.
The Proud History of Shetland Tweed
Andy Ross, owner of The Shetland Tweed company, traces the cloth’s long and fascinating story in the islands.
Shetland’s Darkest Days - the Clearances
The Highland Clearances are known for the cruelty shown to 19th century tenant farmers who were expelled from their homes and land by their landlords – known locally as lairds. Laurie Goodlad looks at how they affected Shetland.
Top of the world!
Mousa Broch is deservedly recognised as an essential visitor destination. Deborah Lamb explains that it may not be quite all that it seems…
The Origins of Up-Helly-Aa
Douglas M Sinclair delves into the surprisingly modern history of Shetland’s most famous festival.
Reversed Charges: the Lera Voe Telephone Box
Hayley Anderton’s father rescued a disused telephone kiosk, thanks to a message in a bottle. But the story doesn’t end, or begin there…
An Outdoors Life in Shetland
Ritchie Williams on the benefits of an island upbringing – and the glories of a Deepdale walk.
A Vision for the Sea
Artist Ruth Brownlee came to Shetland, fell in love and stayed to produce some of the most memorable island seascapes.
Firing up the Sea in Clay
For photographer and ceramicist Ellie Duncan, the sea is life.
Shetland: The Literary Connection
Planning a trip to Shetland, planning your holiday reading for when you’re there, doing some armchair travelling, or just looking for some good book suggestions?
A Fair Isle Nurse
Mona McAlpine’s book about her exploits as the only medical professional on remote Fair Isle will be published by 60 North Publishing later this year.
Walking and Wondering in Culswick
Gill Nadin spends her ideal summer evening on a three-mile circular walk which takes in a Methodist chapel, a broch, a Norse longhouse and a possible monastic settlement.
A Circle on top of the World
An epic walk to the headland of Clibberswick in Unst.
It is one of Shetland’s legendary walks, first on the list of recommendations for visitors, and one stepped in history as well as offering spectacular scenery. Gill Nadin sets off for the Big Red Island.
FOOD & RECIPES:
A menu for the lengthening days
Marian Armitage’s glorious menu of Shetland produce will put a spring in your step! Salmon, beef and gooseberries to set the tastebuds tingling.