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
03 September 2007
It was around 8.30 on Monday evening. The light outside was beginning to fade, though the day had been bright and the...
Environment
28 August 2007
This week, yet another television crew were visiting the island. Throughout the year a steady trickle of journalists,...
Business
21 August 2007
The year is advancing with impetuous haste and a blatant disregard for those of us who are willing it to slow down....
Environment
31 July 2007
Our summer seems to be taking a bit of a holiday at the moment, with the mild and (occasionally) sunny weather having...
Society
23 July 2007
This weekend the population of Fair Isle has swelled to more than double, as a ruby wedding anniversary celebration has...
16 July 2007
While of course I would never be so sadistic as to take pleasure in other people’s misfortune, there is certainly a...
Economics
09 July 2007
A military-style operation has been carried out in Fair Isle this week - albeit one in which quite a few of the...
Environment
02 July 2007
On Wednesday, after an unscheduled overnight stay in Shetland due to the weather, the first of this year’s work camps...
Consumer Tech
25 June 2007
Midsummer in Shetland is a time of light. Although the Arctic Circle, at 66° north, marks the southernmost reaches of...
Environment
18 June 2007
In recent months I have spent far too much time sitting in front of my computer. There are several problems with this...
Society
11 June 2007
Being on an island can induce, in some people, a feeling of disconnectedness – disconnection from friends and family...
International Politics
04 June 2007
I have just begun reading George Monbiot’s book, Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning and am feeling rather miserable...
UK Politics
28 May 2007
This past week a trawler has been fishing around the south end of the island. It has come remarkably close to the shore...
Lifestyle
22 May 2007
Scandinavians visiting Shetland often find something strangely familiar about the islands – something they can’t quite...
Environment
14 May 2007
A misleading sense of calm has descended upon the isle this weekend. Any visitor lucky enough to be here today,...

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