Tag Archives: shetland isles

At The Fishing

The Nil Desperandum was orginaly built for the uk gov, but was bought by a family in Shetland, and converted to a seine net fishing boat fishing mainly for mixed species whitefish around the Islands. I was lucky enough to … Continue reading

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Whale and Dolphin Hunting, Warning, Graphic Content

Do we need to kill wild species in the 21st Century? Some island economies may argue that it is a necessity to support the infrastructure of an independent culture. Others may argue that the practice is as barbaric as bullfighting … Continue reading

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A Song For My Girlfriend

I wrote this song for my girlfriend, Click this link To hear the song; “Apple Of My Eye” (opens player on new tab) It’s a nice upbeat folk song with a positive feel and mood. I hope you enjoy it … Continue reading

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Cold Hard Reality

We arrived at Dyce, the airport village on the outskirts of Aberdeen. I saw buildings, grey cold bricks, harled walls, dirty fading whitewash, smoking chimneys, In 1968 most households had a coal fire, and the air was heavy with smog … Continue reading

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The Early Years

Well, I was born in that most musical north Atlantic archipelago, the Shetland isles. Geographically closer to Norway than Scotland, and in retention of a Norse influence, the islands are home to some of the largest colonies of breeding seabirds … Continue reading

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Hello and Welcome

Hi there, thanks for visiting the pages here. Over the course of this blog I hope to communicate and inform the reader of the trials and tribulations of an independent musician living with chronic stress, anxiety, depression and panic attacks, … Continue reading

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