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Rhoda Bulter collection on sale 22nd November

14th November 2014

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Wirdcraft event at Bonhoga

14th November 2014

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Young Writers 2014 strong in dialect

14th November 2014

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Dialect e-book single is translation of Ann Cleeves story

5th September 2014
'Mystery in da möld' published in Denmark by Forlaget Hetland

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'Shetland Humour' reprint

15th August 2014
2002 bestseller reprinted in the Year of Shetland Dialect.

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Rhoda Bulter award

15th July 2014
New award launched on July 15 2014

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Christie leads Library dialect event

10th July 2014
Open mic night of dialect readings

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'Mirds o Wirds' on sale

13th June 2014
Illustrated word book now on sale.

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Christine is new Edinburgh Makar

26th May 2014

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Plans to repeat 'Tell Wiz'

20th May 2014
Well-loved musical show to be performed again

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Folk Festival dialect concert

9th May 2014

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Bairns' dialect concert at Folk Festival

9th May 2014

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SFW concert line-up

1st May 2014

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Shetland Day at Glasgow Film Festival

6th March 2014

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Dialect Bards

24th January 2014
Prizewinnin poems on display on da Street

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'Guddicks' book

17th January 2014

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Auld New Year Fjaana

15th January 2014
Year o Shetland Dialect gets aff tae a lightsome start

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New books for bairns

10th December 2013
Two new illustrated dialect books for Christmas

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2013 Young Writer winners

14th September 2013

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A great loss

7th August 2013

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Introducin Dratsi

15th May 2013
New cartoon character and mascot is launched

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Mary onstage at Celtic Connections

1st March 2013
Fiddlers' Bid feature Shetland poetry

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Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand

19th January 2013
Lewis Carroll's classic now in Shetland dialect

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Lowrie on CD!

4th December 2012
'Lowrie' now an audio book

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Icelandic translations

3rd December 2012
Shetland poetry translated into Icelandic

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Words and music of the sea

24th September 2012

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Aert-fast - new play from Jacqueline Clark

21st August 2012

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Dialect Art Display

4th June 2012

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SFW concert was a sell-out

30th May 2012

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Northmavine poetry night success

2nd May 2012
First ever 'fjaana' for primary bairns

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Skeld Primary win prize for dialect song

2nd April 2012

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Whassigo was fun

16th February 2012
Inter-County Whassigo at the Library

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Extract from Haldane Burgess novel

2nd February 2012
New on this website, an extract from Haldane Burgess's novel 'Tang' from 1898

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New artwork for new resource

11th January 2012

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Who do we think we are?

4th December 2011
New doctoral thesis on Shetland identity and language issues

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How to tell a njuggle story

14th November 2011
The making of 'Kirsty an da Snarravoe Njuggle'

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Shetland-Orkney Library exchange

13th November 2011
Using dialects in the work of island libraries

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A Shetland welcome at UHI ceremony

30th August 2011

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Billy Tait's Villon translations

14th August 2011
Hansel Press publishes book of Billy Tait's translations of the French poet Villon.

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Njuggle to tour Shetland

23rd July 2011
New production for upper primary

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Music festival dialect prize

28th March 2011
Unst group win 2011 Music Festival prize for dialect song

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How many people speak Shetland dialect?

4th March 2011
Census offers a chance to put a figure on the number of Shetland dialect speakers

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Shetland recordings online

10th December 2010
Shetland recordings from the archive of the School of Scottish Studies

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Craigsaet CD reprint

8th December 2010
'Craigsaet': rhymes , sangs an stories for peerie bairns.

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Study of Shetland sounds

9th September 2010
Swedish researchers investigate the sound of Shetland

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Radio 4 programme

31st August 2010
'Norn but not forgotten: sounds of Shetland' on Radio 4

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'Shetlanders speak - Orcadians sing': article new on website

15th August 2010
The differences between Orkney and Shetland pronunciation are explored in this 2003 article by Klaske van Leyden.

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'Treeds' poems reprinted

3rd August 2010
Laureen Johnson's poetry pamphlet 'Treeds' reprinted by Hansel Cooperative Press

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Lecture papers new on website

1st August 2010
Michael Barnes on 'The Study of Norn'; Brian Smith on attitudes to Shetland dialect

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New drama on website

20th July 2010
New drama 'Tangle Bells' on website

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New collection from Christine De Luca

13th July 2010
Christine De Luca's new collection 'North End of Eden' launched in Edinburgh by Luath Press

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Third Rhoda Bulter CD

28th June 2010
'Caald Clods an Tinder', the third Rhoda Bulter CD, is now on sale.

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Drap alang Shetland ForWirds

9th June 2010
Drap alang SFW at Hamefarin Club in Islesburgh

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Read da book - see da show!

4th June 2010
'Bobby an da Burland Pearls' is Valerie Watt's new book. It is also an exciting new musical for bairns, adapted by Izzy Swanson, with music by Philip Taylor.

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'Arc o Möns' joint winner of national award

13th May 2010
Christie Williamson's translations, 'Arc o Möns', joint winner of the Callum MacDonald Memorial Award 2010

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'White Below' launched on 7th May

29th April 2010
'White Below', latest publication from Hansel Cooperative Press, is a collection of poems and stories inspired by Shetland's fishing industry.

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Bruce is new Dialect Co-ordinator

19th April 2010
The 3 year post of Dialect Co-ordinator has been created as a result of a funding partnership between LEADER funding, SIC Schools Service, Shetland Amenity Trust, Shetland ForWirds and Shetland Arts.

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Website Launch

27th March 2010
George P S Peterson snips da ribbon ta launch wir new website.

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Prize for dialect singing

12th March 2010
3 Cunningsburgh Primary School lasses scoop the first ever prize for an entry of dialect song at this year's Schools Music Festival.

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