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  1. Is there anyone in Shetland who does upholstery? I have 2 dining type chairs that I would like recovered in vinyl fabric. I have the fabric. Cheers
  2. Is it steekit mist all ower Shetland da day? We have visitors who would love to see Eshaness or st ninians and I was hoping against hope that it might be clear somewhere.....
  3. Good for them for knowing their history. For those who didn't study history and are too young to remember, here's a summary from Philip Cave: Margaret Thatcher was the most divisive and polarising politic leader of the last century. This is an incomplete list of why many of us fall on the side that does not regard her with anything other than odium… 1. She supported the retention of capital punishment 2. She destroyed the country's manufacturing industry 3. She voted against the relaxation of divorce laws 4. She abolished free milk for schoolchildren ("Margaret Thatcher, Milk Snatcher")
  4. Well, what did you all think of it? I thought that if you allowed for artistic license at the bits where 'Bressay' was clearly somewhere else, etc, it was o good yarn, and I can't wait to see who dun it. [***Mod edit - merged threads***]
  5. The YouGov poll showed that 7 out of 10 people support the proposals to allow gay people to marry and 9 out of 10 gay people support the proposals, so I would be very surprised and disappointed if Shetlinkers voted against this. Young LGBT people are 3 times more likely to feel unsafe at school, are more likely to be assaulted and harassed, and may eventually internalise the homophobia and have difficulty accepting themselves. They are 4 times more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide. Many studies have shown a clear link between the high rates of suicide attempts among L
  6. I'm wondering how icy the Lerwick to Walls road is?
  7. Lots of memorable acts this year. JP Cormier playing with Vair, Hot Seats, Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller, Baltic Crossing, Roy Ellis, Brendan Power. But my highlight was First Foot Soldiers' Bohemian Rhapsody in the club on Saturday night. Hope they can be persuaded to do it again
  8. The folk fest is my favourite annual event in Shetland, and the thing I like best about it is the diversity of the music. As thousands of folk flock to sell out concerts every year I surely can't be alone? I'd like to say a huge thanks to the voluntary folk fest committee.
  9. Shetlanders have a long history of travelling and settling all around the world. I would hope that Shetlanders would be welcomed and respected where ever they go. I hate to think of Shetlanders being mocked and marginalised in the places they now call home. In return I would hope that Shetland could welcome and respect the people who settle here. But listening to the talk on the street, and reading some of the comments in this thread, I feel we have a bit of work to do to show a proper Shetland welcome to folk of different race. The majority of Shetlanders may be welcoming. But it takes g
  10. We buy Shetland milk exclusively because it tastes great, and less food miles means less damage to the planet.
  11. Went to Tatties and Point on Saturday and was impressed by gluten and dairy free home made soup, good range of tattie fillings and soya milk available for tea / coffee.
  12. Well said jevans! Cycle tracks and more farmers markets would make such a difference. And a bit of sunshine would be fine too...
  13. A friend is hoping to drive from Sumburgh to Lerwick about 9pm. Have any of you driven that road in the past half hour? How is it? Thanks
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