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2nd February 2017 Fetlar Community Councils secures funding for participatory budgeting project

Fetlar Community Council has been successful in securing funds to deliver a Participatory Budgeting project.
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30th January 2017 Fetlar resident Avalina Kreska publishes debut novel

Fetlar resident Avalina Kreska has just had her debut Fetlar novel "The AdderStane" published.
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20th January 2017 Charity shop purchase reunites knitter and jumper after 30 years

A chance purchase of a lovely old Shetland jumper in a charity shop in the west end of London....
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17th October 2016 North Isles Awards

North Isles Awards. You may have seen some information in last weeks Shetland times. More info now available.
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6th October 2016 Exotic birds on Fetlar

Recently both a Swainson's Thrush and a Whites Thrush have been seen and have attracted a lot of interest among birders.
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15th August 2016 Return visit of Hebridean Sky on 17th August

The cruise ship Hebridean Sky is due to return to Fetlar on Wednesday the 17th of August
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5th August 2016 Avalina's debut novel due out later this year

Avalina's debut novel 'The AdderStane' is set on Fetlar; she's hoping to be published later this year.
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29th July 2016 HIE video

HIE have produced a short video on the Fetlar Wind project and the Fetlar Green Energy scheme which the turbines power.
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8th July 2016 Fetlar Dog Trial results

The results from Fetlar's 2016 Dog trials
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7th July 2016 Peter and Jim do well at Scottish kayaking

Peter Sawford from Fetlar and Jim Tait from Lerwick did well at this years Scottish open surf kayak championships.
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14th June 2016 Junior disco

Fetlar recently hosted a junior disco, bringing together kids from all three North Isles.
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26th May 2016 Busy weekend in Fetlar

This past weekend was a busy one for Fetlar. There were two cruise ship visits on consecutive days. the first that have been for many years.
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22nd May 2016 Cruise ship Hebridean Sky due 23rd May

The cruise ship Hebridean Sky is due in Fetlar on 23rd May. The hall will be open with craft displays and the Interpretive centre will be open until around 6pm.
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13th May 2016 Fetlar Interpretive Centre closed on Saturday 14th May

Fetlar Interpretive Centre will be closed on Saturday 14th May 2016. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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12th May 2016 Webcam back online

We are delighted to let you know that our webcam is now online and available to view on the webcam page.
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5th May 2016 Fetlar Cafe open for 2016

Fetlar Cafe at Gord is now open for the 2016 season. Open 7 days a week from 11am to 4pm
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26th April 2016 New head for Fetlar primary school

Paul Thomson has been permanently appointed as head teacher of Baltasound Junior High School and Fetlar Primary School.
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15th April 2016 Time Team in Fetlar

Time Team in Fetlar. Repeat of previous programme. Live on More 4 11.45 Friday 15th April
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14th April 2016 Revised Croft House Grant Scheme Opens

Revised Croft House Grant Scheme Opens. increased levels of support for new houses or the rebuilding or renovating of existing houses.
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1st April 2016 Fetlar Community Association - grant success

Fetlar Community Association have been successful in a recent bid to the Climate Challenge Fund.
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23rd March 2016 Visit to Turriefield

A group of people from Fetlar interested in a community growing project recently visited Turriefield. To gain inspiration and ideas from Penny and Alan.
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3rd March 2016 Increase to CHGS announced

Environment Minister Aileen McLeod has announced an increase in the level of grant support available through the Croft House Grant Scheme.
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21st February 2016 Fetlar Museum Trust - recruiting for a new Manager

Fetlar Museum Trust are currently advertising for a new Manager. For Fetlar Interpretive Centre.
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13th February 2016 Fetlar Community Association Questionnaire

Fetlar Community Association Questionnaire. Urgent response by residents required. If you need another copy you can download one from the link provided.
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5th December 2015 Fetlar Wind - work progressing on bases

Work is now underway installing the bases for the Fetlar Wind turbines.
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13th November 2015 Fetlar Wind Share offer update

Fetlar Wind Share Offer. Only 8 days left until the closing date on the 20th. Shares still available under SEIS offering 50% tax releif
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6th November 2015 Bonfire night postponed due to weather

Bonfire night postponed due to weather. Now to be held on Saturday 7th.
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2nd November 2015 Fetlar Wind Share offer

Fetlar Wind Ltd a Community Benefit Society recently launched their share offer in Fetlar. Looking to raise a total of £223,000
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15th October 2015 Fetlar features on Grand Tour of Scottish Islands

Fetlar features on the BBC's Grand Tour of Scottish Islands. Series 3: Episode 6.Northern Exposure: The North Isles and Out Stack.
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18th August 2015 Some nice aerial video of Fetlar

Some nice aerial video of Fetlar
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3rd July 2015 Fetlar Primary School receives Unicef UK Award

Fetlar Primary School has been awarded a Level 1 Rights Respecting School Award by Unicef UK. The smallest school to have done so in the UK.
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30th June 2015 An end to timetable confusion?

Are you bemused, confused or just plain frustrated by the inter island ferry timetable? Well there may be a solution. Fetlar Primary Schools easy to use ferry timetable may be the answer you have been looking for.
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11th June 2015 Pete's thank you to supporters

Pete Sawford recently qualified for the Surf Kayak World Championships to be held in Spain from 29th June until 5th July. He has also been selected as a member of the Scotland at the event.
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29th May 2015 The phalaropes have returned

Fetlar's red necked phalarope population have started to return from their impressive migration. The first bird was seen on the 18th and a number of further sightings have been made since then.
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27th May 2015 FCC grants available for 2015

Fetlar Community Council have secured £3000 for a Community Development distribution fund for the current year.
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20th April 2015 Something to brighten up your Monday

Something to brighten up your Monday some fine tunes by Haltadans with accompanying video shot in mainly Fetlar including some beautiful footage of the Aurora.
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16th April 2015 Pete qualifies for Surf Kayak Worlds

Pete Sawford from Fetlar qualifies for Surf Kayak World Championships and is selected for the Scottish Team.
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24th March 2015 St Helena featured in BBC Documentary

St Helena, one of the Commonwealth Countries and Territories we linked up with during our Commonwealth Celebration event last year has been featured in a BBC Documentary.
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3rd March 2015 Historic Scotland funding for Brough Lodge

Historic Scotland has pledged a contribution of £460,000 towards the restoration of Brough Lodge, the A-listed house in Fetlar. The offer of grant, warmly welcomed by the Brough Lodge Trust, will meet 11.5% of the total cost, which is estimated at £4m.
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19th February 2015 Boys charity bike ride

Two ten year olds, Joshua Painter, from Fetlar Primary and his friend Kieran Brown from Baltasound Junior High School in Unst, rode the 7.5 miles from the ferry terminal at Hamars Ness to the Banks of Funzie. They were raising money for the charity Water Aid which provides clean drinking water to communities that are reliant on dirty water.
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19th January 2015 New self catering property available

A newly refurbished self catering property is now available in Fetlar. The Lodge which is within the grounds of Leagarth Estate , is centrally located and offers uninterrupted sea views.
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17th December 2014 Fetlar's new ambulance

Fetlar has recently taken delivery of its own dedicated ambulance. The resident nurse and recently recruited team of first responders now have a modern, well equipped, ambulance based permanently on the island.
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12th December 2014 Davie Henderson's Peerie Christmas Spree in Fetlar

Last weekend saw The Boys of the Lough most ably supported by Haltadans and Megan & Lauren from Yell entertain an appreciative audience at Fetlar Hall.
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17th October 2014 Funzie one of UK's top 100 geological sites

Funzie one of UK's top 100 geological sites, published by the Geological Society.
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15th August 2014 Fetlar Cafe facilities

Fetlar cafe will only be open on Fridays from 11am till 2pm from today, Friday the 15th August onwards. Hot drinks including Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate as well as biscuits and snacks, will be available from the Fetlar Interpretive Centre
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1st August 2014 Fetlar Commonwealth Celebrations Finale

Fetlar is now nearing the end of a fantastic week. Starting with the Fetlar Fun Day on the 26th, then continuing with the Commonwealth Celebrations from the 28th. There are still places left on the bus if you wish to join us on Saturday night
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23rd July 2014 North Atlantic Sessions and forthcoming events

The North Atlantic sessions concert went down a storm in Fetlar. Now the community is looking forward to two more great events.
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18th July 2014 Latest on Fetlar's events

North Atlantic Sessions on 19th sold out. Camping options for 19th, Fun Day and Celebrate event and beds at the Bod available for weekend of the Fetlar Fun day
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11th July 2014 A busy July for Fetlar

A busy July for Fetlar, on the 19th the north Atlantic sessions roll into Fetlar for what is looking like a fabulous concert. On the 26th Fetlar fun day and the first of our celebration week events. The Commonwealth Celebration gets up to full sped on Monday the 28th running through until Saturday the 2nd of August.
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25th June 2014 Late ferries for North Atlantic Sessions

Late ferries available for the North Atlantic Sessions concert in Fetlar on Saturday 19th July
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30th May 2014 Phalaropes return

The first of Fetlar's small breeding colony of red necked phalaropes have returned to the island. Only a few so far but no doubt others will follow shortly.
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26th May 2014 Notice from Fetlar Aerial

Notice in effect from May to October. During this season Fetlar Aerial will be flying a drone for archaeological survey work around the island. The drone is white in colour - about 1 foot across displaying Red and Green lights.
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9th May 2014 May 2014 updates

Fetlar Interpretive centre new opening times, latest on shop and cafe hours and contact details for enquiries
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16th April 2014 Tresta beach MCS recommended

Tresta beach has been recognised by the Marine Conservation Society for the quality of water at the beach. This accolade adds to the Seaside Award which the beach has held for a number of years now.
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10th January 2014 Fetlar's far travelled phalaropes

National and local media has been buzzing with the news about Fetlar's far travelled phalaropes. Malcie Smith from the RSPB said "Its fantastic that phalaropes from Fetlar take part in one of the worlds great migrations"
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13th December 2013 Fetlar School Christmas Spectacular

There is a high degree of expectation in the community regarding the forthcoming Fetlar Primary School Christmas Spectacular.
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15th November 2013 November update

Fetlar school has recently been inspected and has achieved "very good" in all inspected categories. Fetlar Youth club recently held a successful fundraising even and Fetlar Interpretive Centre's open day proved popular with shoppers.
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8th October 2013 Shop till you drop

Shop till you drop in Fetlar on Saturday 2nd November. The Fetlar interpretive centre will be open from 11am to 4pm hosting a local craft fair featuring products "Handmade in Fetlar", perfect for Christmas presents.
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27th September 2013 Summer 2013 Fetlar newsletter now available

The summer 2013 Fetlar newsletter is now available for download from the the following link.
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16th September 2013 Fetlar cafe winter opening 2013

After a busy summer season, Fetlar cafe is now reverting to its winter opening hours; 11am - 4pm, Friday's only.
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9th September 2013 North Isles Community Broadband

North Isles Community Broadband project information will now be distributed via a new website which has recently come online.
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29th August 2013 Fetlar cafe revised opening hours

As of Friday the 6th of September. fetlar cafe will only be opening on Friday's and Saturday's, from 11am to 4pm.
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26th August 2013 Latest news

A round up of the latest news. Despite a very misty day and a power cut ! Fetlar fun day was hailed a great success.
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26th July 2013 Fetlar fun day transport

In addition to the dial a ride service we will have additional minibus transport on the island for the fun day. We will be meeting all ferries on Saturday, but would greatly appreciate if you could book either with the dial a ride or with us. Full details available on the Fetlar fun day page.
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23rd July 2013 Fetlar fun day

Fetlar fun day on July 27th. A great day out for all the family, there will be lots of activities available during the day starting at around 11am. See our fun day page for full details In the evening there will be fish suppers at the hall, with Country Rok providing the music in the evening to round off the day. We know ferries may get very full, but transport will be available throughout the day.
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9th July 2013 Fetlar electric minibus starts on the dial a ride service

Fetlar’s new electric minibus officially goes into service today providing the islands dial a ride service, in a partnership arrangement between Fetlar Developments Ltd and RG Jamieson and Son. Following its arrival in Fetlar on the 26th of June, it has undergone a period of testing and driver training prior to going into service.
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27th June 2013 Fetlar Electric minibus arrives on the island

Fetlar's electric minibus finally arrived on the island on Wednesday. The minibus, a Smith Edison is based on a Ford Transit and can accomodate up to eigtht passengers plus the driver and can carry up to 2 wheel chair passengers.
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29th May 2013 Consultation starts for North Isles community broadband scheme

Increasing concerns over broadband provision in the North Isles prompted recent discussions between the Unst and Fetlar Development officers with representatives of Shetland Telecom and Shetland Broadband to see what options were available for an improved Broadband service in the North Isles.
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22nd May 2013 The phalaropes are back

The first 2013 sightings of the red necked phalaropes were made on Fetlar yesterday. At least one was seen near the RSPB hide at the mires of Funzie
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20th May 2013 Fetlar campsite open for 2013 season

Fetlar Campsite now under new ownership is open for the 2013 season.
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6th May 2013 Fetlar website Media Area goes live

Fetlar Developments Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of a newly developed media resource on its website, www.fetlar.org. Designed to provide information on a host of topics - including history, nature, and community life on Fetlar.
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1st May 2013 Fetlar Interpretive Centre opens for 2013 season

Fetlar Interpretive Centre opens today for the start of the 2013 season. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 12.30 - 4pm.
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26th April 2013 Cosh Cafe 2013

From the 13th of May, the Cosh Cafe will be opening for 6 days a week Monday to Saturday inclusive, between 11am and 4pm.
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28th February 2013 Ferry timetable change consultation

Fetlar Community Council are seeking views on the new proposed timetable for the Geira. Please get in touch with the clerk or any of your community councillors to feedback your thoughts on the proposed changes.
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30th January 2013 Phalarope pin badge

The RSPB have launched a new red-necked phalarope pin badge. We understand that this is the first pin badge featuring the phalarope that has ever been made and is already attracting considerable interest from pin badge collectors and wildlife enthusiasts.
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21st December 2012 End of year update

A roundup of news from 2012 and looking forward to 2013. Wishing all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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1st December 2012 Official opening of Fetlar pier and breakwater

Fetlar Communities 90 year wait for a viable harbour, officially ended on Saturday 1st December at 1pm, when past North Isles Councilor Josie Simpson, formally opened the new pier and breakwater facility at Hamars Ness. Despite forecasts of snow, the day was fine and sunny, albeit rather cold.
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26th November 2012 November news from Fetlar

Fetlar is looking forward to the official opening of its new pier on Saturday 1st December. Fetlar Developments is recruiting for a new Fetlar Tourism Development Officer post.
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2nd October 2012 Pirate Night

Shiver me timbers ! Parrots, Cutlasses, eye patches and flambouyant clothes were all in evidence at the fantastic Pirate Night held recently at Fetlar Hall.
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21st September 2012 Cafe opening hours

As the 2102 season come to an end, the Cafe is scaling back its opening times. Please check the cafe page for the latest information.
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12th September 2012 Funeral closures

Fetlar Cafe, Fetlar Shop and the Fetlar Interpretive Centre will all be closed on Thursday 13th September for a funeral
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30th August 2012 World Record breaking message in a bottle

A Guinness World Record breaking message in a bottle which was found by the Skipper of the fishing vessel Copious, Andrew Leaper who is originally from Fetlar.
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27th August 2012 Fetlar funding success

Fetlar Developments Ltd is very pleased to have been awarded a grant by The Village SOS fund. The grant will provide funding for one year, for a part time Fetlar Tourism Development Officer. Their role will to be to act as a focal point for the development of the Fetlar tourism sector.
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14th August 2012 Mexican night

Fetlar Community Association recently held a very successful Mexican night at the Fetlar hall. Mexican food and drinks were available and many made a great effort to dress up for the evening
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6th August 2012 Fetlar Sheep Dog Trials venue change

Fetlar Sheep Dog trials. Monday 13th August. Please note the venue for the trials has been moved to TINGWALL for 2012 only. Start time is 0930.
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20th July 2012 Fetlar Aerial Photography

Fetlar Aerial Photography has this morning launched its website at www.fetlaraerial.com.
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19th June 2012 Simmer Dim Cocktail night

Sarurday 23rd June should be date for the diary. From 8 pm Fetlar hall will be hosting a Simmer Dim Cocktail night, featuring a range of delicious Alchoholic and Non Alchoholic cocktails.
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12th May 2012 Fetlar Cafe now open for 2012

Fetlar Cafe is now open for 2012. Extended shop opening hours.
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2nd May 2012 Fetlar Interpretive Centre Open Day (5th May 2012)

Fetlar Interpretive Centre is hosting an opening event on Saturday the 5th of May between 4pm and 6pm. The Interpretive Centre has had an extensive internal redecoration and reorganisation as well as the addition of a large screen showing recently digitised versions of its collection of old films and videos.
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7th March 2012 Fetlar Makers Group

Fetlar Makers Group which formed recently, to bring together various craft makers on the island has had several meetings recently and more are planned
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21st December 2011 End of year update

Steady progress on Fetlar breakwater, Between Weathers 'F' factor auditions are hailed as a great success and some stunning photographs of red knecked phalaropes on the loch of Funzie.
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15th December 2011 Across the miles at Christmas

Fetlar school has been working on a joint production with the children of East Falkland. Each has their own version of an animated short film based on the story of the birth of Jesus "The tale of the trees" featuring local voices.
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20th October 2011 Between weathers to start filming in the spring, says director

Filming for the Fetlar movie Between Weathers is due to reach Shetland in early spring, according to director Jim Brown. Before that the first footage will be shot in Aberdeen and Canada while the crew awaits the return of longer daylight for the island scenes.
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19th October 2011 Between Weathers welcomes latest cast members

Between Weathers has announced the final auditionees who made it into the movie from their casting sessions in Inverness, Perth and Aberdeen.Director Jim Brown thinks he has uncovered some potential stars.
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13th October 2011 Latest from Fetlar

Latest news from Fetlar. The October edition of the newsletter is now available. We have added around 40 aerial images of Fetlar taken between May and September this year. Community 8 'o' clocks at the hall on Saturday the 22nd October.
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15th September 2011 Doors open day and Coffee afternoon

On Saturday 17th September Fetlar Community Association will be holding a Coffee afternoon in the hall from 2pm, both Brough Lodge and Leagarth will be available as part of the open doors day, and Fetlar Interpretive Centre will have extended opening.
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29th August 2011 One show

The one show is doing two features this week involving Fetlar. On Tuesday 30th there will be a feature on Fetlar and then on Friday 2nd there will be a further feature on auditions for the film Between Weathers.
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24th August 2011 Fetlar cafe open until 28th

Fetlar Cafe is open until the 28th August, which will mark the end of an eventful 2011 season.
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1st August 2011 Fetlar breakwater extension approved

The Shetland Islands Council has decided to extend the breakwater that’s currently being built in Fetlar. In a report at last week’s private Council meeting, Councillors heard that the overall project is expected to come well within budget. As the contractors are on site and as a longer breakwater is considered to provide more protection for small boats, it was decided to go ahead and extend the project by 40 metres.
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15th July 2011 The One show is coming to Fetlar

The One Show is coming to Fetlar to film the auditions for the up coming film, ‘Between Weathers.’ We are hoping that many of Fetlar residents are going to take part in the auditions.
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