LIVE UPDATES: All the sights and sounds from Helly Aa 2019

January 29 2019

Excitement is building in Lerwick as Shetland once again hosts the spectacular Up Helly Aa festival. Our colleagues at the Press & Journal will be bringing you all the sights and sounds from the world-famous event, culminating in the torching of the viking galley on Tuesday evening.

Jim Crumley

Wolves and woods

November 14 2017

Afternoon sunlight is as likely as anything to put an end to a writing shift. So when the day stirred itself from its stupor of gloom, I took a camera and a notebook for a walk.

Man with two dogs

Time travelling and flying fish

November 4 2017

We woke up on Monday to our first frosted grass, frozen windscreen morning of autumn and by the time Inka and I went out for the early walk the clouds had rolled away and the sun was shining in a cornflower blue sky.