25th April 2015
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Girls dominate junior young fiddler competitions

• Three young lasses swept the board at the junior section of the Shetland Young Fiddler competition.

• Winners are Ashleigh Jarmson, 11,  Emily Laurenson, eight, and Emma Leask, 11.

• Judge Maurice Henderson said the overall standard had gone up.

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Junior and Traditional Young Fiddler of the Year title winners (from left): Ashleigh Jarmson, 11, Emma Leask, 11, and Emily Laurenson, eight. Photo: Rosalind Griffiths
Junior and Traditional Young Fiddler of the Year title winners (from left): Ashleigh Jarmson, 11, Emma Leask, 11, and Emily Laurenson, eight. Photo: Rosalind Griffiths

NHS cuts could see end of weekend CLAN stays

• Patients having cancer treatment in Aberdeen face having to leave CLAN support centre at weekends.

• The changes are due to spending cuts within NHS Grampian.

• The charity is working with the health service to help address the ‘difficulty’.

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CLAN support for all
CLAN support for all

In this week’s Shetland Times

•Cancer patients in staying at Clan Haven in Aberdeen may have to leave the premises at weekends due to NHS cuts.

•Plans for a large commercial windfarm by Peel Energy, overlooking Burravoe, received a welcome response this week.

•Liberal Democrat candidate Alistair Carmichael has launched a robust defence following an attack from SNP member Charlie Gallagher.

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The Shetland Times, 24th April 2015.
The Shetland Times, 24th April 2015.

Still time to enter the annual Jake Porter Duathlon

• Today is the closing date for online entries to Sunday’s Jake Porter Duathlon.

• The event was renamed in memory of Jake, who died in November 2012 aged 11 after a battle with Infantile Battens Disease.

• Sixty people have already signed up for the event, which starts from Tingwall Hall.

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Last year's event gets under way in glorious sunshine. Photo: Kevin Jones
Last year's event gets under way in glorious sunshine. Photo: Kevin Jones

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    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…

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