The Shetland Times Podcast

The UK's most northerly newspaper speaks to Shetlanders at home and abroad about the fascinating archipelago we call home. Musicians, writers, artists, politicians or simply someone with a story to tell our podcast will feature them all. Email if you are interested in taking part or would like to suggest and interviewee.
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Apr 19, 2018

Shetland folk/rock band The Revellers are approaching their 10-year anniversary.

Singer and guitarist Magnus Bradley talks to podcast host Marjolein about their journey from a cover band to one of Shetland's most popular acts.

He has plenty of stories and some anecdotes from previous gigs. 

Apr 12, 2018

Charlie Gifford served as a lighthouse keeper throughout Scotland. In this episode of The Shetland Times podcast he shares stories of his career with Marjolein.

Apr 5, 2018

Didier and Valerie first came to Shetland for a visit 30 years ago. They have returned many times since, both for holidays and work. Now they have made the move and talk to podcast host Marjolein about this, and their new business, the cafe, C'est La Vie on Commercial Street.

Mar 29, 2018

Walls Brownies' leader Angela Leask speak to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about the Waas Up Helly Aa. On this Friday, 30th, March, the Brownies will don their Viking outfits to celebrate the last Up Helly Aa of the season. Angela explains the origins of the 30 year old celebration on the Westside and talks about the benefits for the bairns involved and the community as a whole. 

Feb 8, 2018

Established in 1950 Islesburgh Drama Group has entertained many over the decades.

Martin Summers and Morag Mouat talk to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about past plays, the workings of the group and the upcoming exhibition in the Shetland Museum's Gadderie.

That display will give the public an insight to the workings of the group and will show off some of the amazing costumes from previous productions.

They also reveal the next exciting play from Islesburgh Drama Group coming this spring.

Feb 1, 2018

Freelance writer Louise Thomason speaks to podcast host Marjolein about her work, including her own blog:

They talk about the need for self discipline when working from home, finding creativity and living and writing in Shetland.

Jan 26, 2018

It is an environmentally-focused episode this week as Shetland Island's Councillor Ryan Thomson speaks about his campaign to encourage businesses to stop using single-use plastics.

Ryan explains to host Marjolein Robertson the dangers of plastics and the pair discuss different ways in which businesses and individuals can tackle this growing problem. 

Jan 18, 2018

From a young age Hylton has been spending his time on the sea in his Dad's fishing boat and also on the Aith Lifeboat, joining his dad, who was Coxwain for trips. Hylton has just retired from serving as Aith Lifeboat's Coxswain for 28 years and speaks to podcast host Marjolein about his service. 

Jan 11, 2018

Lewie Peterson, banjo player with  Vair and the Revellers talks to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about their upcoming gig at Celtic Connections.

He also talks about his time at university, involvement in Up-Helly-A' and his journey into music. 

Jan 4, 2018

Niki Thomson, originally from Bradford, moved to Shetland in the 1980s after originally travelling up for a holiday.

She has since worked as a warden in Noss as well as at Happy Hansel Primary School and the ASN Department at the Anderson High School.

A fan of yoga since the 1990s she now teaches it at the Aith Leisure Centre and talks to podcast host Marjolein about her interest in the discipline and the benefits it has on both your physical and mental health.