Malachy Tallack is 26 and lives in Fair Isle. He is a singer-songwriter, journalist, and editor of the magazine Shetland Life.

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Lifestyle
28 January 2008
When I began writing these short pieces for the New Statesman a year ago, I was reacting in part to what I felt were...
Music and Performance
21 January 2008
I am in Glasgow this weekend, visiting friends and attending the annual Celtic Connections festival. This event,...
Europe
14 January 2008
The stamp on the wood identifies the maker, and in the centre of the stamp is printed its number: 100. Stewart Thomson...
Lifestyle
07 January 2008
As I write this, Fair Isle has been cut off from mainland Shetland for about ten days: no boats, no planes. In part...
Lifestyle
17 December 2007
During these long winter nights, one of the things I find myself noticing more are the island’s lighthouses. Fair Isle’...
Culture
10 December 2007
Traditional cultures have always sought, and found, balance within the natural world, and in their relationship to the...
Society
03 December 2007
Okay, so I gave in to temptation. I admit it. But what’s wrong with that, tell me? What shame in that? After all, it’s...
Lifestyle
19 November 2007
A strange and unnatural urge has come over me this week . . . I am thinking about knitting a jumper. For the past two...
Lifestyle
12 November 2007
While Shetland can, at times, feel remote and separate from world events, the wars of the past hundred years have...
Food and Drink
06 November 2007
There are those who argue that anyone who is willing to eat meat should also be willing to kill it themselves, and I...
Music and Performance
29 October 2007
Having been in England touring for the past three weeks, it felt good to be on the way home again. I took the nine o’...
Sci-Tech
01 October 2007
For most places in the UK the end of summer means the end of the tourist season; for us this is not the case. Late...
Environment
24 September 2007
Early on Sunday morning, a Polish yacht with seven crew was rescued 30 miles to the west of Orkney. It had been due to...
Business
17 September 2007
Fair Isle stands out among Shetland’s 17 inhabited islands for a number of reasons. One of these is that the island,...
Business
10 September 2007
It is five months since they were born, since the early mornings and late nights of those few weeks, checking...

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