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  1. They've just finished filming here on Fair Isle, thankfully I chose the best two week slot in the year to go riding in the cairngorms & missed all the hassle, dangerous driving, etc yadda & so on. Seem to be two sides on the wall here, those who welcome the chance to increase the islands projection, and those who cringe at the island being linked with such awful novels.
  2. Fondly known by us islanders as The Spew Cruise.... New boat please !
  3. man I loved those Texan bars when i were a kid haha. Whoppers Sweet Peanuts Highland toffees Peanut treats rainbow drops. Fruit Polos .
  4. I can't actually remember the last time I slept for more than 4hrs at the most since moving to Shetland, used to bug me & I'd try loads of stuff to get a good nights sleep but none of it worked. These days I just run with it, I use the extra awake hrs to work more & get more stuff made for launching as a business once winter is over with, although I will admit that recently the stress of facing wage cuts (hubby works on the ferry) is adding to the awake problem as the pressure is now pilled on me to make up for his forthcoming drop in wages.
  5. I do agree that to have spent so much money already on these projects, abandoning them now doesn't make sense. We've had a feeling for quite a while now that this was on the cards way before now, the fair isle station was supposed to have been well underway before the new year, there's nae been a single sod broken out yet & everyone's been waiting to hear why.
  6. The only thing that shocks me is your grasp of economics. Shetland's rural areas support a huge range of services in Lerwick - education is the least of it. Generally speaking peripheral communities support the core, lets see how long the average Lerwick business would survive withough country customers and lets see what kind of crappy little junior high would be provided without the country bairns. Besides it cuts both ways. I'm sure country folk would be happy to pay for the hostel if they didn't have to subsidise Lerwick's metropolitan fantasies. Mareel anyone? (Oh sorry, forgot tha
  7. if anyone is diggin oot crowns before spring, i'm after loads !
  8. Hi folks just sounding out local interest in this. Would card maker/scrap booker be interested in a class to learn/help with/advance them, in the use of various colouring mediums ? I already these on the mainland & 1 to 1 on Fair Isle, topics cover the use of various alcohol ink markers (copics/promarkers etc) distress inks, poly-chrome pencils and various methods of blending for different effects, watercolour pencils etc. I also offer classes dedicated to the use of Copic markers for beginners teaching blending, feathering, layering and working to a light source. If there is enou
  9. I wis readin dat dey ir short o funds is weel - so dey might sell da Fair Isle. Dat wid be a fine investment fur da Charitable Trust *chuckles* Best laugh I've had all week !
  10. I swear they think that us folk on fair isle & other islands that use the hostel are made of money & have unlimited sources of income & it hasnt reached the stage where some of us are really struggling to afford to live here yet cannot afford to save & leave. Add to that that some of us are going to have further punishment via the rework of single status wages, cuts in ferry hrs, loosing flights to the isle etc. It really is starting to look like someone sounded the death bell for the small isle's. The effects these cuts could have on fair isle and other islands could spe
  11. Sadly, to do so would involve serious cost & much litigation. Firstly you'd have to stand up and scream from the rafters that real Fair Isle is actually a defined way of knitting a garment, it is a definate pattern style that differs from Shetland knitting to the point that you notice the difference straight away. Shetland knitting has repeats, Fair Isle does not. Trying to seperate the two means battling your way through one or 2 generations of knitters & designers who have over time picked up the term Fair Isle as a generic term under which to dump all styles of stranded knitt
  12. ACAS were great, full of really helpfull info esp regarding witness statements. Very usefull phonecall indeed, they were somewhat appauled at the way she has been treated this past year.
  13. Are there any solicitors who deal good with this ? Daughter is contracted to work for a local bistro, however the newish manager decided he does not want her working there and has been messing her about for months now, resulting in her becoming ill with stress and now having to give up her flat as she's now finding out she's been given 0 hrs on the rota at all. Enough is enough, she's tried to act fairy about it and discuss it with the main boss, however, this manager keeps up his vicimisation, its time to return the favor and land him in the chit.
  14. Pop into high level music in Lerwick, im guessing Brian would be able to help you find someone.
  15. Had a call from them last night, asian accent claiming to be called Mark, straight away had me on guard, soon as the spiel started I did what I always do with these phone calls, lay the handset down on the sideboard and leave it for an hour.
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