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Aithsting and Sandsting Shetland islands in 2019 t

Aithsting and Sandsting Shetland islands in 2019 t


The district has many peaceful and very beautiful corners. This is Culswick, on the

Aith is the largest settlement in the district and hosts the junior secondary school and leisure

It's a gentle landscape, with many lochs holding trout and lots of Shetland ponies roaming

Sandsting & Aithsting Community Council

Aithsting and Sandsting, Shetland

As I explained in the first part of this blog, last month, Shetland is larger than most people imagine. Our NAFC Marine Centre recently overlaid Shetland on ...

Aithsting Voe

If you're travelling to Shetland and choose to fly, you'll land

Da Gairdins o' Sand is a lovely place for a walk or a picnic.

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The old fishing station at Fethaland (Courtesy Promote Shetland)

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We won't pretend it's always like this, but Burra's beaches - this one's. South of Lerwick ...

Spectacular sea stacks at Hillswick

Skerries (Courtesy Promote Shetland)

Voe has a decidedly Scandinavian feel (Courtesy Alastair Hamilton)

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Law Ting Holm

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Another stunning beach: this one's at Spiggie, on the west side of the South. Lying opposite Lerwick ...

Michaelswood is another very appealing feature of the district. Why might Aithsting and Sandsting ...

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East, Isles, Lerwick, Scalloway Calendar 2019

The swimming pool in Aith Leisure Centre (Courtesy Shetland Recreational Trust)

Another view of the Eshaness cliffs

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The Moar Family of The Shetland Islands

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A much earlier generation of Shetland incomers - Pictish people - built the Mousa Broch,

... have a 'main' exhibition – the wars, the Shetland Bus, boat and maritime history, knitwear, agriculture, even vintage radios – and some have gift shop, ...

Cow ornaments and fire brigade medals among items stolen from house

The Eshaness cliffs in Northmavine.

Foula is about 25 miles west from West Burra, from where this photo was taken

Weisdale Mill, housing the Bonhoga Gallery (Courtesy Alastair Hamilton)


The dramatic cliffs of Foula


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Wind turbines could potentially undermine national security, the MoD said. Photo: Shetland News

With a little patience it's not hard to spot an otter; they even turn up

The old village of Voe, in south Delting, has a Scandinavian feel. If

Then of course, there is Up Helly Aa, of which the longest-standing example is the festival in Lerwick, held on the last Tuesday of January each year and ...

One of the two marinas in Scalloway.

Two remote Church of Scotland parishes have embraced new technology in a ground-breaking mission project.

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The Saxa Vord radar base was reopened earlier in 2018 following a £10 million investment.

'Da sooth end': Old Lerwick, where traders set up businesses to trade

Mission statement: Connecting Shetlands Christian family through prayer and to pray for the furtherance of Gods Kingdom in Shetland.

Along some of Shetlands more rugged shores there are high offshore stacks (detached cliffs) where groups of small square or rectangular foundations, ...

A group from Kinross Parish Church selling Fair Trade produce and gifts through Traidcraft had a turnover of more than £11,000 in the past year, ...

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Odd News: Astronaut accidentally calls 911

One feature of Unst is this fully-furnished bus shelter: the decor changes seasonally


Shetland Fireside Tales

The old booth at Symbister, Whalsay houses an exhibition telling the story of the Hanseatic


Sinclair was born on 3rd September 1784 in the parish of Sandsting. At the age of seventeen Sinclair, unable to content himself with a quiet life at home, ...

Two remote Church of Scotland parishes have embraced new technology in a ground-breaking mission project.

Foula Heritage

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Tourism body begins search for new chief executive

Council IT disruption this weekend

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Muckle Roe has some great coastal walks (Courtesy Promote Shetland)

A bluebell wood? In Shetland? Well, yes..we don't

Our January 2019 Diary


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General Assembly of The Church of Scotland 2015; Friday 22nd of May 2015: Husband

St Ringan's United Free Church-Brass

Notes: In "Early Congregational Independence in Shetland" by Dr William D. McNaughton, page 43, there's a story of ...

AD 700'S Bressay & Burra Stones

Quoys Church

Shetland Islands during prehistory

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Field work on Pabbay (Sound of Harris, Outer Hebrides). L-R: Ian

A small part of the Shetland Museum's collection.

Another half-mile or so north of the gallery, you'll find something you may not have expected: a woodland landscape. Shetland doesn't have many trees, ...

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Consultation on council charges