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Something good happened in Shetland today...


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#1 Longdog

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:21 PM

I think it's time we had a more positive thread about Shetland instead of slagging of the place and people we live with....

So here's one to get you going :D
Do you think we could manage one a day :?:

Shetland News...
Museum delighted with new fiddle

Shetland fiddle maker Ewen Thomson yesterday (Thursday) recorded traditional folk tunes on the fiddle he made for the National Museum of Scotland. Listening in is Susan Levandowski, the national museum's assistant curator of ethnomusicology.
Photo: Billy Fox

Shetland times...
http://www.shetlandt...of-local-talent

#2 groilick

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:37 PM

^^^^^
Yes - but it is no substitute for not letting us have the St Ninian's Isle Treasure back!

#3 Noodeyn

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:42 PM

Well done long dog for trying to brighten things up :0) seems like a good thread looking forward to reading some positive comments about positive things :0)

#4 Shoogler

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:42 PM

Great thread Longdog. It would be good to have a media outlet that concentrated on broadly positive news and events/happenings for a change - but that's a big ask so a Shetlink thread is a start.

Let's find another tomorrow.

#5 Frankie

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:28 PM

SIC finances improving too.

http://www.shetlandt...l-crisis-struck

#6 Greenfingers

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:43 AM

In my job I spek to folk fae every part of the UK and beyond on a daily basis on da phone.
It niver ceases to amaze me da amount of folk wha want ta blether fir ages when dey hear whar i come fae.
I im happy ta oblige an will answer a dir questions.
I tell dim da good as weel as da bad(usually da weather) but da wan thing dae always seem ta hiv in common is dat dey wid lik ta visit ( which I always encourage) because we seem ta hiv a quality o life which is being lost elsewhere.
Lets be thankful fir whit we hiv. javascript:emoticon(':D')

#7 Siccar

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:03 AM

Da best thread EVER. I have a feelin it will be a bit TOO challengin' fur maist o da maist oda empty vessels u'po di site. Really well done!

#8 Longdog

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:24 AM

Don't know about others but I'm excited to see the tall ships come here. Saw them when I lived in NE England but I think with the setting here it wil be fantastic...

http://www.shetland....tland-spectacle

#9 unlinkedstudent

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:10 AM

Half the Council resigned ... sugar, that was in me dream. Well I'm in Shetland so do dreams count LOL?

Promise I'll post something serious that deserves a mention at a later date.

#10 Njugle

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:16 AM

Nice job Longdog. We used to get a lot more of this kind of positivity, back in the day. Unfortunately it is much easier for people ot find problems than solutions, so they tend to dwell on the problems. :wink:


My good news of the day would be that there is a proper gale on the way. I don't like these irritating half measure gales. The real deal is the definitive Shetland winter wonder. :wink:

#11 Sudden Stop

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:02 AM

^^^

It's about time isn't it...

7.8 meters waves forecast on Saturday for all you surfer types!

#12 hoosn

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:04 AM

my good news of the day isnt relative to shetland but then im in shetland so i spose it kinda counts..lol ive just found my best mate from school,havent seen her in years.we grew up together in n.wales,and mis-spent our youths together :lol: :twisted: .am sooooooooo chuffed i had to tell someone.lol :D :D :D

#13 Twerto

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:52 PM

Its Friday.
Its another hour nearer a trip to the pub for a pint and a game of pool.
I survived another trip to the supermarket without my bank card being spat back out at me.
If I stand outside and face south my lungs dont need to work under their own steam as they are force fed fresh air.
It's another day nearer summer.
There are 7 minutes more daylight today than yeterday.

hmm that will do for now :)

#14 GypsyScy

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:52 PM

It's Friday :wink:
Just got my first ever self employed Tax Return finished online :) Phew!

#15 unlinkedstudent

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:06 PM

Oh don't. You mean you managed to log onto Gateway with no problems? Perish the thought, I'm still entering the figures on Excel overwriting last year's figures (I hasten to add I have all the figures, just inputting them onto a copy of what goes on the online version on that particular Excel spreadsheet). I always hate that WDV bit. No, come to think of it, the bit I HATE is when it tells you how much tax you have to pay.