7th May 2015
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Election result expected in small hours

• The General Election result for the Orkney and Shetland constituency is expected about 3.30am.

• Voting will take place at 28 separate polling stations in Shetland and 11 in Orkney.

• Votes from Orkney should arrive at Sumburgh on a police-escorted flight from Kirkwall.

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Ballot Box - 4 (1)
Ballot Box - 4 (1)

New dental clinic ready for opening

• A new dental practice for Shetland will open in Lerwick on Thursday.

• The Family Dental Clinic is in the premises of the former Complementary Health Clinic opposite Grantfield Garage.

• Full story in Friday’s Shetland Times.

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The new dental clinic at Grantfield. Photo: Rosalind Griffiths
The new dental clinic at Grantfield. Photo: Rosalind Griffiths

Airport security staff vote to stop industrial action

• The industrial row which caused headaches among management at Sumburgh Airport is at an end.

• Union members vote overwhelmingly in favour of a management offer.

• Prospect national secretary, Alan Denney said the right decision had been made.

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

Black bags team gold on Scotland debut

• Long distance runner Charlotte Black says it was privilege to pull on the Scotland vest for the first time.

• She scooped a team gold in the gruelling 100k Anglo Celtic Plate in Wales at the weekend.

• Black was the second Scottish woman to cross the finish line in nine hours 33 minutes.

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Charlotte Black (third from left) with her Team Scotland colleagues.
Charlotte Black (third from left) with her Team Scotland colleagues.
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    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…

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    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…