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Shearing Instructor visits the Falkland Islands

Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2015-03-27 09:56:17 FKST

New Zealander, Gavin Rowland who is a Director of Tectra (New Zealand's leading provider of shearing training) brings his extensive knowledge to the Falklands.   Gavin himself has competed for many years in shearing competitiors with some success.  He has the role of delivering judges training nationally.  He actively supports the shearing community as Spearing Sports Chairman and is Chairman of the 2017 World Championship organising committee.

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Potter Bridget Drakeford visits the Falkland Islands

Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2015-03-27 09:39:16 FKST

I departed from Brize Norton late at night to begin an adventure, fulfilling a lifetime ambition to visit the Falkland Islands.    We had a rather long delay in Ascension Island due to bad weather affecting flights in the Falklands and eventually I was collected from the airport at Mount Pleasant by Jenny Luxton and driven to my base at Lafone House in Stanley ... and so my three weeks in the Falklands began!

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Quality of Life Applications sought for 2015

Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2015-01-27 09:11:19 FKST

Spotted a gap in the rich tapestry of Falkland’s life?   Got a talent or hobby that you would like to share with the Falklands community?   Identified someone else who could bring a new club or interest to the Islands? If so the Shackleton Scholarship Fund’s Quality of Life scheme might be just what you need to pull it all together.  

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SHACKLETON SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR 2014 - QoL

Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2014-12-08 09:20:06 FKST

Variety in the Quality of Life Awards for 2014

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SHACKLETON SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR 2014

Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2014-12-08 09:18:15 FKST

Biologists succeed in winning all the 2014 Shackleton Academic Awards

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SEA LION RESEARCH AWARDED SHACKLETON CENTENARY SCHOLARSHIP

Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2013-11-10 07:35:49 FKST

 The Centenary Scholarship which marks the 100th Anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Trans- Antarctic Endurance expedition has been awarded to Dr Alastair Baylis, an Australian scientist, for his sea lion project: “Rediscovering Falklands Ocean Sentinels”.

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A GOOD MIX OF SUBJECTS IN 2013 SHACKLETON AWARDS

Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2013-06-25 18:01:11 FKST

 Four academic scholarships have been awarded by the Shackleton Scholarship Fund (SSF) for 2013, covering scientific and historical subjects.

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Falklands Referendum 2013 - SSF support coverage by two Falklands academics

Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2013-04-21 15:20:36 FKST

Earlier this year the Shackleton Scholarship Fund awarded one-off funding of gbp500 per person to academics Klaus Dodds and Alasdair Pinkerton to enable them to cover the Referendum held in March 2013 which gave Falkland Islands the oppportunity to vote on whether to keep the status quo of being a British Overseas Territory or not.   The overwhelming 98.8% yes response and the high turn out was testament to the strength of feeling of the Islanders in determining our own future.   The logistics of the Referendum were impressively organised and were praised by the team of international observers.  

 

Dodds' and Pinkerton's report can be accessed from the List of Scholars on this website.


Southern Sea Lion Research in the Falkland Islands

Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2013-04-20 12:53:21 FKST

Dr Alastair Baylis, formerly of Falklands Conservation, was awarded an Academic Scholarship of £2000 in 2012.  An initial report on his research is available for viewing on the Scholars List on this website, but here are a few photos illustrating this research.   Many thanks to Jackie Bennett and Rachael Orben for the photos.

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Musician Marc Block reflects on this time in the Falkland Islands

Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2013-04-17 08:01:14 FKST

Folk singer and songwriter Marc Block was awarded a Shackleton Scholarship Fund Quality of Life Award in 2012 and spent around 5 weeks in the Falklands in early 2013 sharing his music.   Marc takes on the story ...

"My five weeks in the Falkland Islands were filled with performances and encounters with wonderfully welcoming and friendly people. Most performances were planned, but I had the pleasure of doing a number of impromptu shows, including busking at the jetty on a cruise ship day and reportedly being the first ever busker on the Islands."

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