Shetland ex-Whalers Association chairman, Gibbie Fraser shares some of his memories of the industry.
Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson is on tour in New Zealand. She took time out from her schedule, which has included avoiding southern hemisphere hurricanes, to talk comedy and tell stories with Thor Holt.
Catch up with Marjolein on Twitter @MarjoleinR or YouTube
Filming has started on the fourth series of acclaimed BBC One drama, Shetland so Thor Holt spoke to the award-winning producer, Eric Coulter.
He tells us more about the process of shooting the crime drama, the challenges associated with five weeks of filming in Shetland and how to work with the dialect.
Thor Holt spoke to Sandra Vabarna in Estonia before Trad.Attack! travelled to Shetland for the folk festival.
Trad.Attack! were one of the most talked about visiting acts at this year's festival.
If you loved their music then you need to listen to Sandra explain more about how they find inspiration from archive recordings of the great Estonian folk singers and instrumentalists who created and performed music for work, leisure and festivities in the old times.
Sometimes starting with scratchy recordings of long vanished village voices Trad.Attack! takes it from there and brings their voices and their music to 21st century. Their signature sound involves building pulsating rhythmic structures, creating an impressively big sound from acoustic 12-string guitar, drums, an array of whistles, bagpipes and jew’s harps.