News and Meetings
Shetland ForWirds meeting
Onybody wi an interest in da dialect is wylcome ta come ta wir meetins.
5th September 2014
'Mystery in da möld' published in Denmark by Forlaget Hetland
15th August 2014
2002 bestseller reprinted in the Year of Shetland Dialect.
15th July 2014
New award launched on July 15 2014
10th July 2014
Open mic night of dialect readings
13th June 2014
Illustrated word book now on sale.
26th May 2014
20th May 2014
Well-loved musical show to be performed again
9th May 2014
9th May 2014
1st May 2014
6th March 2014
24th January 2014
Prizewinnin poems on display on da Street
17th January 2014
15th January 2014
Year o Shetland Dialect gets aff tae a lightsome start
10th December 2013
Two new illustrated dialect books for Christmas
14th September 2013
7th August 2013
15th May 2013
New cartoon character and mascot is launched
1st March 2013
Fiddlers' Bid feature Shetland poetry
19th January 2013
Lewis Carroll's classic now in Shetland dialect
4th December 2012
'Lowrie' now an audio book
3rd December 2012
Shetland poetry translated into Icelandic
24th September 2012
21st August 2012
4th June 2012
30th May 2012
2nd May 2012
First ever 'fjaana' for primary bairns
2nd April 2012
16th February 2012
Inter-County Whassigo at the Library
2nd February 2012
New on this website, an extract from Haldane Burgess's novel 'Tang' from 1898
11th January 2012
4th December 2011
New doctoral thesis on Shetland identity and language issues
14th November 2011
The making of 'Kirsty an da Snarravoe Njuggle'
13th November 2011
Using dialects in the work of island libraries
30th August 2011
14th August 2011
Hansel Press publishes book of Billy Tait's translations of the French poet Villon.
23rd July 2011
New production for upper primary
28th March 2011
Unst group win 2011 Music Festival prize for dialect song
4th March 2011
Census offers a chance to put a figure on the number of Shetland dialect speakers
10th December 2010
Shetland recordings from the archive of the School of Scottish Studies
8th December 2010
'Craigsaet': rhymes , sangs an stories for peerie bairns.
9th September 2010
Swedish researchers investigate the sound of Shetland
31st August 2010
'Norn but not forgotten: sounds of Shetland' on Radio 4
15th August 2010
The differences between Orkney and Shetland pronunciation are explored in this 2003 article by Klaske van Leyden.
3rd August 2010
Laureen Johnson's poetry pamphlet 'Treeds' reprinted by Hansel Cooperative Press
1st August 2010
Michael Barnes on 'The Study of Norn'; Brian Smith on attitudes to Shetland dialect
20th July 2010
New drama 'Tangle Bells' on website
13th July 2010
Christine De Luca's new collection 'North End of Eden' launched in Edinburgh by Luath Press
28th June 2010
'Caald Clods an Tinder', the third Rhoda Bulter CD, is now on sale.
9th June 2010
Drap alang SFW at Hamefarin Club in Islesburgh
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.
13th May 2010
Christie Williamson's translations, 'Arc o Möns', joint winner of the Callum MacDonald Memorial Award 2010
29th April 2010
'White Below', latest publication from Hansel Cooperative Press, is a collection of poems and stories inspired by Shetland's fishing industry.
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.
27th March 2010
George P S Peterson snips da ribbon ta launch wir new website.
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.