Christmas

No need for reindeer as Santa flies high in coastguard helicopter

SANTA took time out of his busy schedule this morning (Friday) to deliver some festive cheer to Shetland on board the Sumburgh based coastguard helicopter. In the annual fly-by no reindeers were needed as he travelled up the west of Shetland after leaving the helicopter base at 9.30am. It is due to go around the […] Shetland News …


Youngster Ruben pens catchy Christmas song to dance to

A BUDDING young musician and producer from Bigton is providing some much-needed festive cheer in the shape of a Christmas song encouraging folk to dance along.   Ten year old Ruben Ritch has written, recorded, produced and sung (I Hope That We Can) Dance This Christmas and an accompanying video with a host of neighbours […] Shetland News …


Christmas 2021 – Send us your festive photos

2021 – AND WE THOUGHT the situation couldn’t get much worse after 2020. After lockdowns, stress, isolation, but also boundless community spirit and amazing support for one another, Christmas is with us once again. There is urgency in the festive air: Get ready now, before Omicron scuppers the best laid plans! So take a deep […] Shetland News …


Christmas 2020 – Photos from Shetland News readers

2020 HAS BEEN a year like no other. Back in the spring when events were cancelled and hopes of a normal summer with friends and family were dashed, we wondered what Christmas would be like. Now, with Christmas almost upon us, we can be thankful that Shetland has been spared the worst of the outbreak, […] Shetland News …


Culswick goes digital with Christmas carol service

NOT even the Covid-19 pandemic is going to stop the West Side village of Culswick’s annual carol service from going ahead – with festive music, poetry and song set to be broadcast to the world this weekend. The rustic peerie chapel’s carol singing has become a firm favourite throughout Shetland, drawing in people from all over […] Shetland News …