People who know me are aware that Shetland is one of my favourite places--and I know I'm not alone in this feeling. The November issue of the Visit Shetland newsletter arrived in my inbox and it was full of news. Have a look at: www.Visit.Shetland.org.
- The Lonely Planet publication has listed it as one of the ten top regions in the world to visit next year.
- There is a concerted effort to keep the Shetland dialect alive. (Anyone who has heard two Shetlanders speaking together, will know it's distinctive and reflects its Scottish and Nordic roots.) A Shetland dictionary has been published.
- In order to keep the Shetland lace traditions alive, the Shetland Amenity Trust and the firm of Jamieson & Smith have announced a project called "Shetland Fine Lace". You can learn more about this project at: www.visit.shetland.org/shetland-fine-lace-project. Be sure to read the accompanying article by curator, Dr. Carol Christiansen, entitled "Islands of Gossamer Thread".