Tell us and Win! June 01 2015

People continually tell us how much they love our products (which is great).  But how do you make the most of your Shetlandeli chutney?  Valhalla in a vindaloo? Taing on toast?  Tell us how you make the most of Muckle Flugga and what you spice up with Spiggie.  We'd love to hear from you.  Simply post us a message on our Facebook pageor on Twitter  or send us an email to   If you have photos, all the better!  We'll draw entries into a hat and the lucky winner will be announced on 30 June.  That gives you plenty of time to get your creative tastebuds (and cameras!) out.  The winner receives a copy of one of our favourite books - Marian Armitage's Shetland Food and Cooking - which celebrates the wonderful food that is caught, reared and grown in Shetland.  And, of course, we will share your winning entry with Shetlandeli fans, too.

Marian Armitage has drawn on her upbringing in Shetland, her training and experience as a practical food teacher and in-depth research to produce a selection of recipes using traditional as well as contemporary ideas. The book explores some of the traditions and heritage of Shetland food as well as the fantastic choices available today and the recipes all make use of the best local produce. “This book is for anyone who is interested in food and cooking: I earnestly hope that as you enjoy trying some of the recipes you will be as impressed as I am by the quality and flavours of good Shetland food. Shetland is an incredibly special place – if you have never visited then I urge you to do so,” says Marian.

Marian Armitage is a native Shetlander who was educated at the Anderson High School then trained as a teacher of ‘Domestic Science’ in Edinburgh in the early 70s. She taught Food and Nutrition in state secondary schools initially in Norwich then in the London Boroughs of Islington and Hammersmith & Fulham, for almost 35 years. Having recently retired she now spends increasingly longer periods of time at the family home in Scatness, Shetland.

And, if you're not lucky enough to win our competition,Shetland Food and Cooking can be bought from a wide range of retailers including the Shetland Times Bookshop.