Tag Archives: Shetland

Cartoon Correspondence exhibition travels south

In March my Shetland postcard correspondent the polymath Stephen Gordon (aka Shetland Times Cartoonist Smirk) arrived from the North wearing his kilt and bonnet, with a huge amount of luggage and complaining about his frozen knees.   Admittedly London was … Continue reading

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Back from the Far North

Back from the Far North now and missing my little attic room with its two windows facing east (North Sea) and west (towards the Atlantic). En route to Lerwick’s brilliant new (ish) museum last week was so pleased to see … Continue reading

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UK’s most northerly book festival

Day One Two taxis, a train and three planes later – it should have only been two, but there was a ‘technical problem’ –  and I eventually arrived in Lerwick, the capital of Shetland, 170 km north of mainland Scotland. … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Festival – last day in Scotland

Yesterday to a talk by Ian Thompson on his book “Jules Verne in Scotland”.  Verne loved Scotland, claiming one of his ancestors was a Scottish archer, and several of his novels are set here.  The book’s publisher is Luath, named … Continue reading

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