Malcolm Hulme arrived in Shetland in 1981 to work for the SIC water and drainage division, staying with the job through the change to the North of Scotland Water Authority, and later, Scottish Water.
Malcolm left Shetland to return to his native Isle of Man in November 2006.
During his time in Shetland he wrote several dozen short stories, many of which were published in the monthly Shetland Life magazine, and were collected into a book entitled "Twisted Tales", ISBN 0952263823, published by A. Irvine in 1995.
He also complied and edited Local News. Life in Shetland as reported in the provincial newspapers. Volume 1. The Emigration Years 1862 - 1881. ISBN 1-898852-96-0. Foreword by Brian Smith. 99 pages, A4 paperback, published by the Shetland Times, Lerwick in 2003.
This was originally intended to be the first of several publications of this nature, but his departure from Shetland, and difficulty of accessing the archives prevented further editions.
Malcolm has also contributed many technical articles and reviews to literary magazines published in the UK, USA, and Germany. And is a Member of the Society of Authors.