6th July 2015
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Big day sees Aithsvoe Marina building officially opened

• Aithsvoe Marina building and touring park officially opened.

• MP Alistair Carmichael performs ceremony at Cunningsburgh.

• Marina committee stalwarts praised for their efforts.

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Marina_Opening_-_3

HIAL urges mediation over Sumburgh runway dispute

• Sumburgh Airport operator HIAL has called for mediation over its dispute with Shetland Islands Council.

• The disagreement is over the £14 million repair bill to fix the problematic east-west runway.

• HIAL was recently granted a full hearing on its claim for damages by the Court of Session.

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The car park at Sumburgh Airport. Photo: Kieran Murray
The car park at Sumburgh Airport. Photo: Kieran Murray

Emotional last day as Team Shetland ends games with 23 medals

• Father-daughter duo get silver medal.

• Best ever athletics team haul.

• Bristow shows great determination in 5,000 metres.

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Gordon Keith and daughter Shona Mackay in the final. Photo: Kevin Jones.
Gordon Keith and daughter Shona Mackay in the final. Photo: Kevin Jones.

Team Shetland hits 20 with more to come

• Andrea Strachan gets gold and a bronze for Felix Gifford.

• Faye Cox and Sophie Moar get bronze medals at the track.

• Gordon and Shona shine in the badminton.

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Shona gives her dad Gordon a  hug after they make it to the final.  Photo: Kevin Jones.
Shona gives her dad Gordon a  hug after they make it to the final.  Photo: Kevin Jones.

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  • Shetland Food and Cooking
    Shetland Food and Cooking

    A selection of recipes using traditional as well as contemporary ideas. Explores traditions and heritage, as well as the fantastic choices of local produce available today. View More…

  • Hairst is Coosed
    Hairst is Coosed

    Rhoda Bulter is arguably Shetland’s best-known and best-loved poet. Her 4 previous books are produced together for the first time and along with new material this collection boasts 194 dialect poems. View More…

  • The Literature of Shetland
    The Literature of Shetland

    The first ever history of Shetland\\\'s literature, covering over two centuries of creative work. Bringing many obscure local authors into the light, and offers new and insightful readings of better-known figures. View More…

  • Diana
    Diana

    The whale ship, Diana, left Lerwick in early May 1866, bound for the Greenland whaling.
This journal is an astonishing record of endurance of that fateful trip View More…

  • Born a Beachcomber
    Born a Beachcomber

    Born in the last year of the Great War on a croft in the north of Unst, Thomas Mathieson escaped the hard toil of the croft for a life at sea, leading to adventures he never dreamed imaginable. View More…