This page is as yet 'uncategorised', should it belong in Authors??
Robbie 09:05, 16 January 2008 (MST)
- I suppose authors is the nearest available, although with this book (which as far as I know is the only one he's done?), he can hardly be called an author in the true sense.
- It's entirely a collection of transcribed old newspaper articles, the only part which *may* be Hulme's own work is the 1 3/4 A4 pages in 12 point that are the Introduction, but it's not credited to anyone.
- Ghostrider 09:28, 16 January 2008 (MST)
I'm added him to authors, but haven't give a Native or Incomer Category yet. I *think* he's an incomer, but can anyone confirm that?
Ghostrider 09:45, 16 January 2008 (MST)
An 'incomer'. But more recently, an 'outgoer'. Arrived in Shetland in 1981 to work for SIC Construction Dept in the Water and Drainage Division. Worked for SIC until 1996, then the job was transferred to North of Scotland Water Board (still in Lerwick), then transferred again to Scottish Water (in the new offices at Sandy Loch). After 25 years in Shetland I left in November 2006 to return to my homeland of Isle of Man.
Lived at Sand, Gulberwick.
An 'author'? I guess so. Wrote several dozen short stories, many of which were published in 'Shetland Life' magazine and were collected together in a book published by Alan Irvine in 1995 - entitled 'Twisted Tales' (ISBN 0952263823). Also many technical articles and reviews in literary magazines published in UK, USA and Germany. Member of the Society of Authors.
The 'Shetland News etc' book was originally intended to be the first of about four volumes, but my departure from Shetland has prevented any further research in the Archives. Perhaps someone else could take over?
- Many thanks for the information,
It's great to get accurate information 'from the horses mouth' ;-)
We'll update the page to reflect what you've told us, including the category 'incomer'. We're not bothering with an 'outgoer' category,, once someone has been in Shetland they're part of the system ;-)
It would be great if someone could take over The Shetland News archive idea, I found that first volume to be very addictive reading. :-).
Robbie 07:58, 21 January 2008 (MST)