By Helen SmithSeptember 26th 2014

Tickets for the Shetland Guitar Festival, which runs from 6th to 8th November are on sale now. Martin Taylor, the festival’s curator is running a guitar retreat and “is designed to gather guitarists of all levels from around the globe with a common goal – learning, playing, eating and sleeping music.”

Wordplay, the Shetland book festival is on 11th to 16th November, The Shetland Food Festival and Christmas Craft Fair are both on 14th to 16th November. Phew, another busy month!

Just time to mention the competition. Last month's competition winners are Anita Burden from County Down, Ann Stewart from Perthshire and Janice McDonad from West Lothian. I hope you enjoy your new Ann Cleaves book.