Sustainable Shetland

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We did it
On 13th March 2014 we successfully raised £20,285 with 115 supporters in 56 days

Sustainable Shetland is a community group that supports social, environmental and economic sustainability in Shetland.

by poshpenguinsbtinternet.com in Voe ZE2 9PX

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keepshetlandboanie 12th March 2014

So chuffed we the amount raised so far!! Speaks volumes aboot how folk feel. Well done to everyone who has pledged something. And thanks to the folk behind this campaign! Hopefully helping to preserve Shetland and its nature, wildlife, landscape and its beauty for generations to come. God forbid this monstrous development ever takes place Shetland would never be the same again, it would be a disaster! I feel panicked by the thought of it and it amazes me that some folk are not. WE MUST KEEP FIGHTING AGAINST IT!!

olliejhay13 12th March 2014

Tae all da grafters ahint dis campaign, you know not whit you do! Well done every last one o you. Hopefully soon sense will be realised an one day my Peerie boy can wander da hills wi his trootie wand in hand lik I used tae do without any restrictions. For a Peerie fellow growin up in shetland da great ootdoors wis da playground an a walk tae a new loch wis a huge adventure albeit nae mean feet wi legs so Peerie among da lang hedder. Noo at risk fae windmills, barriers, roads and fences. Please don\'t fence Wir bairns in!!! Well done again;-) John Hay

hoodycrow 14th February 2014

I can only marvel at how much this appeal has raised already. This is proof, if proof were needed, of just how strongly people feel about this. We must stop this windfarm at all cost. We can\'t allow this wholesale environmental destruction, the unacceptable threat to Shetland\'s wildlife, especially the destruction of habitats and breeding sites in general and endangering our whimbrel population in particular, the pollution of trout lochs and water courses and, last but not least, the potential damage to the wellbeing, health and economic security of all those who have to live in close proximity to these massive turbines. This is going to be a total disaster for Shetland. WE MUST PREVENT IT.

poshpenguinsbtinternet.com 5th February 2014

Where did January go?! It\'s February and our legal hearing begins at the end of this month. We hope the Inner Court will uphold the Judgement of Lady Clark of Calton last year that the Scottish Ministers did not take proper account of the obligations under the EU Wild Birds Directive when they granted consent for the Viking Energy Windfarm. Thanks to all of you who are making it possible for us to have access to justice :-)

poshpenguinsbtinternet.com 4th February 2014

Thanks hummingbird99! A lot of people are starting to realise the negative impact of large scale windfarms far outweigh any potential benefits. If only the Scottish Government could see it too. Hopefully our legal case will help to convince them! If you know any likeminded people don\'t hesitate to tell them about our campaign. Hope you enjoy your holiday in July - the Shetland Nature Festival will take place from 5th-11th July this year if that is of interest to you.

hummingbird99 4th February 2014

We are visiting Shetland for the first time in July and I am really looking forward to it. We are going because it is wild and beautiful and teeming with wildlife. If this wind farm is installed I wouldn\'t contemplate visiting ever. I hate them! They ruin the landscape, kill birds and bats, destroy peatland, the list goes on.... and for what exactly? To benefit landowners and developers only, certainly not the people of Shetland. And I firmly believe they do nothing to reduce CO2 emissions. Keep up the excellent work!

fightingjane 19th January 2014

I have holidayed in Shetland with family and friends staying at my Uncle\'s house in Setter, Clousta. I enjoyed every minute of my holiday from the unspoilt wildness to fishing in the voes. To think the very scenery I loved so much on my way to the house could be covered in wind turbines. This project which seems to be given an undemocratic go-ahead sickens me. I hate windfarms for so many reasons not just because they spoil the countryside - the energy produced is hardly worth a candle. Fight to the bitter end!!

poshpenguinsbtinternet.com 17th January 2014

Thanks Alison! We couldn\'t do it without support from people like you! Incredible how much we\'ve made already. Remember to tell your friends - even a £5 donation is an important step towards our target :-)

alison.moy.52 17th January 2014

So happy to help, this wind farm would be a disaster for everything and everyone in Shetland! Kudos to the wonderful people who have dug in their heels and have given so much of themselves to fight this; love you lots! We CANNOT lose! xxxx

alison.moy.52 17th January 2014

So happy to help, this wind farm would be a disaster for everything and everyone in Shetland! Kudos to the wonderful people who have dug in their heels and have given so much of themselves to fight this; love you lots! We CANNOT lose! xxxx

poshpenguinsbtinternet.com 17th January 2014

Wow, thanks to everyone for your fantastic support so far!! We only launched last night and when I woke up this morning there was £725 in the pot!! We really appreciate your support

winksy 17th January 2014

If Shetland isn\'t safe from this monstrous development - then nowhere is! Keep up the essential and so very important work!

Rewards

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You will receive a personal thank you on our Facebook Page from all of us at Sustainable Shetland :-)

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A guiddick is a Shetland riddle. We have ten different guiddicks that have never been published before. You can have 1 for every £10 pledged. Why not collect them all and put yourself to the test? You can tell us your answers - or for an extra £5 per riddle we'll give them to you!

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For £15 we'll give you a Shetland riddle (guiddick) and the solution. There are 10 different riddles to collect...

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£15.00 Fabulous photograph of Aurora borealis by Shetland photographer Ivan Hawick. 5” x 7” mounted and backed (suitable for 6” x 8” frame).

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'The Boggers': a quasi-historical, not to say hysterical, and ribald tale of devilish doings on the bogs of Shetland. Illustrated

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'Sphagnum': seven little haiku poems in praise of Shetland peat bogs and their inhabitants, with explanatory notes and a guide to all the Sphagnum species known to be growing in Shetland. If you go out walking on the moor, you're guaranteed to watch out for and treasure what's beneath your feet...and elsewhere. Illustrated

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Have you ever wondered how the Draatsie (otter) got his name? We've got a lovely original short story (text and MP3 download) in traditional Shetland dialect to tell you all about it.

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BOGO(A)F - Buy One Get One (Almost) Free! For £30 you can enjoy BOTH 'Sphagnum': seven little haiku poems in praise of Shetland peat bogs and their inhabitants, with explanatory notes and a guide to all the Sphagnum species known to be growing in Shetland AND 'The Boggers': a quasi-historical, not to say hysterical, and ribald tale of devilish doings on the bogs of Shetland. Illustrated.

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Fishing or sightseeing trip in St. Magnus Bay. 4 or 5 persons are required for each trip, which lasts approx. 3 hours. Fishing equipment, tea and coffee provided. Offered on fine days between May and September.

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You are invited to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon in April at Setter, Weisdale where you will hear stories of the Weisdale valley, followed by afternoon tea and a short cine film of Shetland 1962-70, which includes the old North boats and the 1970 Walls Show.

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We have a beautiful etching of either a Whimbrel or a Red Throated Diver (subject to availability) by Richard Rowland to send your way

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Take a guided Simmer Dim tour along the dramatic Eshaness cliffs. Explore the remains of Shetland's 395 million year old volcano with a noted local guide and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of this land on which the summer sun never sets! Available 25th June

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Renowned Shetland fiddler and composer Debbie Scott has kindly donated recordings of 3 previously unheard tunes (you had a taster of one at the end of our film). Debbie has been writing and recording her Shetland tunes in her own inimitable style for many years, and has teamed up with Carol Jamieson to create a more unusual approach to the traditional type of accompaniment and harmony (available as MP3 download).

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Sail and film 1 day expedition (max 3 persons) aboard yacht Zealander. Price includes a gourmet dinner at Greenvale. The day will be filmed on professional broadcast equipment and a hi-res edited version given as a keepsake. The 4 days will be in July (dates weather dependent.

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Beautiful scarf designed by Ina Irvine, one of Shetland's well known lace knitters. The scarf was knitted by Sue Arthur using Jamieson & Smith Shetland supreme 1ply yarn

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We have two framed prints by the late great photographer and gardener Gunnie Moberg, who lived in Orkney. These photos are not digital, she always worked in the traditional dark room manner. The blue poppy is Meconopsis betonicifolia, native to the Himalayas, and is well suited to these oceanic latitudes and to damp peaty soils. It thrives in Shetland gardens. For more info about Gunnie, please see http://www.artinscotland.tv/2014/the-orkney-library-and-archive-gunnie-moberg/"

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‘Three Hares’ Limited edition lino print by wildlife and landscape artist Howard Towll unframed). 21x21 cm, 2013

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We'd like to invite you and a friend on a guided walk through the Shetland landscape followed by a friendly soiree with wine and a buffet at the beautiful Lea Gardens in Tresta this spring (you must find your own way to the meeting point)

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‘Chickadee and winter apples’ Limited edition woodcut by wildlife and landscape artist Howard Towll unframed). 57 x25 cm, 2000

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A limited edition woodcut of Curlew and Snipe by acclaimed artist Paul Bloomer. Hurry, supplies are limited! (Woodcut dimensions 24x30 inches).

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‘Razorbills and Guillemots’ Limited edition woodcut by wildlife and landscape artist Howard Towll (unframed). 60x35 cm, 2012

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‘Hare in Heather' Limited edition woodcut by wildlife and landscape artist Howard Towll unframed). 45x45 cm, 2010

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‘The Dog, the Crow and the Cursing Creeler’ Limited edition woodcut by wildlife and landscape artist Howard Towll unframed). 64x36 cm, 2006

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1 week’s 4-star self-catering accommodation (15th -22nd September) in a traditional croft house in Vidlin, on the east side of Shetland. Sleeps up to 6. (No pets.)

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