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  1. Did you also notice in the closing credits 'All places and locations are fictitious'? If you want to watch a documentary on Shetland look elsewhere. If on the other hand you want a fictitious crime drama then watch the series.
  2. i usually greet cold callers with the line. "Please remove this number from your database" The caller always hangs up after I have said this and it seems to work as I tend not to get another call looking for the same information.
  3. Personally I plan to use the cinema more often now. Hate the smell of Popcorn and hate the sound of other folk crunching their way through a film.
  4. I have been noticing a massive increase in naming and shaming folk on Shetlink. And also topics being discussed that would once have been locked within hours of posting. Maybe they have just grown old and more relaxed or maybe it is my old age coming into it. however thankfully shetlink has moved away from the old days of pointless arguments among folk though. So, do the mods still lurk in the background?
  5. RickB

    Rusty Shackle

    http://www.rustyshackle.com/ There is a possibility of this band coming to either Shetland or the north of Scotland this summer. I would like to know if anyone would be interested in them coming to shetland http://youtu.be/C5EyLRvw9cs http://youtu.be/QbXW0pO1GGc
  6. The Grand Hotel is open and I think some of the Indian and Chinese restaurants in Lerwick are open on Christmas day. Not sure where else though.
  7. Wow. what happened? well reasoned, fact based arguments on shetlink! never thought I would see the day! Seriously though, No one can predict what level of taxation we will have in ten years wether or not scotland leaves the UK. Personaly I will vote yes next year and Im getting fed up of the scare stories that the Better Together folk keep giving us. This is one of the reasons that I no longer watch BBC News. I admit it will be a gamble to become independant (as I'm sure every similar country has faced on gaining independance) as we cant predict the future. I cant remember what the national debt is at the moment, but Scotlands share (I think) would be around 9% (based on Population).
  8. Thanks Who Knows, That is the most mature and well thought out post I have seen on Shetlink in a very long time. A common mistake people make is that, should Scotland vote yes it will happen overnight. As you rightly pointed out, either way the next Scottish election is in 2016.
  9. I know its not quite what your looking for, but the Shetland spiritualist centre folk might know of someone who could help you. I am aware that clairvoyance and Spiritualism are two completely different fields but there may be folk among them that can help. http://www.shetlink.com/events-calendar/event_view.php?eid=7862&instance=2013-7-3
  10. Sorry, can other Shetlanders have an opinion? Your thread title gives the impression that you have decided for us. have a look at the Yes Scotland website http://www.yesscotland.net/ If we regain our independance, we can then vote on our way forward. This of course involves an Election. A vote for independance isnt a vote for the SNP.
  11. http://www.speedtest.net/result/2313400023.png Slower than 94% of the UK. Just think, 6% of the population actualy have slower internet than us!
  12. Personaly I agree with Corporate. You either allow advertising or you dont. Usualy if a shetlink member was to advertise they would be reminded to put adverts in the classifieds section. Or better still, put the advert in the events calender.
  13. Sorry for your loss. If he died on Orkney then the Kirkwall undertakers may be able to give you some information, or at least which undertakers in Aberdeen organised the funeral.http://www.johncorsefunerals.co.uk/ Or if you have an idea where in Orkney he died then you could try the registrars for that area.http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/R/Registrars_2.htm Hope this is of some help to you.
  14. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-20033833 Anyone know any details?
  15. The "Buffalo Theory" of Beer.. A herd of buffalo can move only as fast as the slowest buffalo. When the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, we all know, kills brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers, and that's why beer is so GOOD for you!
  16. http://www.shetnews.co.uk/news/5439-mareel-this-time-it-s-for-real What the hell has the museum opening got to do with mareel?
  17. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-16374662
  18. I honestly don't like where this thread is heading. Innocent untill proven guilty. Are immigrants worse than Shetlanders? Yes granted if it is proven that this offence did occur then it is a terible crime. I have worked with many eastern europeans over the years and have found them to be hard working. Yes a few of them do break the law but then so do a few shetlanders. Or maybe I should be used to such generalisations on Shetlink.
  19. Personally, when I'm standing on the hillhead tomorrow morning I will be thinking of all who have given their lives in all conflicts. I will continue to remember the fallen heroes until such time as there is an end to conflict (which is unlikely).
  20. Meat loaf home by now no mater what http://youtu.be/lYx4ITSeCtw The first person to say its a boyzone song gets a free slap.
  21. RickB

    Mareel Gigs

    Sorry Spinner, Trying to work out how mareel wiil enable local halls to attract bigger artists or have I missed the point of your comment?
  22. Not going to click on the link Mattie, but going by your description the video might not be suitable for shetlink.
  23. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quOGuEvTX8c&feature=related
  24. unlinkedstudent Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou Havent heard some of those songs for years
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