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Daily Archives: June 20, 2008

Apology

Apology

20/06/2008, by in News

We would like to offer a sincere apology for the loss of services during the past six days. Our website suffered a severe and malicious attack which led to the host having to take the site offline while solutions were sought. This temporary site will serve to provide the viewer with as much as poss... Read more...

Building costs set to rocket

Building costs set to rocket

20/06/2008, by in Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSONBUILDING prices are poised to rocket in Shetland as the SIC seeks to push ahead with some of its delayed big projects.A number of factors are combining now which could further inflate the estimated costs of the new Anderson High School, the Mareel music venue and cinema ... Read more...

Decision time for important projects

Decision time for important projects

20/06/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLA YEAR on from the inception of this council, the next week will mark a watershed in determining the direction in which members will attempt to steer the community during the remainder of their time in office.Two key long-running projects - the new Anderson High School and Mar... Read more...

Loganair to cut flights to isles

Loganair to cut flights to isles

20/06/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORFLIGHT operator Loganair insists its service will not suffer when it withdraws some of its flights to the isles from its summer schedule.The airline announced this week it would examine dropping off peak flights to Shetland, as well as Orkney and the Hebrides, over the next thr... Read more...

Strike action planned at airport

Strike action planned at airport

20/06/2008, by in News

ISLANDERS are set to face travel disruption this summer, with Sumburgh Airport to be closed to all scheduled flights on Monday as part of the first of two days of strike action planned by trade union Unite over pay.The union initially suspended a day of industrial action over pay on June 9th to ... Read more...

Times Past 20.06.08

Times Past 20.06.08

20/06/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGO After years of trying to attract new business to Shetland, the islands council is divided over a project which could bring at least 50 jobs to Scalloway.Councillors have "worked long and hard to attract industries to Shetland" and now they have two applications for the same site. Seve... Read more...

Letter from Westminster 20.06.08

Letter from Westminster 20.06.08

20/06/2008, by in Features

A NUMBER of commentators have described last week at Westminster as a "roller coaster week".They are right in as much as it had its share of ups and downs, but at least with a roller coaster you can see when you might expect to be going up or down. For Westminster last week there was no such pre... Read more...

Views from the Scord 20.06.08

Views from the Scord 20.06.08

20/06/2008, by in Features

Bus boat returnsTHE DISTINCTIVE "bung-bung" noise of the Wickmann engine heralded the arrival of the Shetland Bus vessel MK Andholmen into Scalloway Harbour last Sunday afternoon.The historic vessel berthed in what is regarded as her home port for the first time in over 60 years after crossi... Read more...

Five young adults chosen for Tall Ships

Five young adults chosen for Tall Ships

20/06/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

FIVE young adults from Shetland are set for an exciting maritime adventure this summer, having been selected to take part in the 2008 Tall Ships Races. The opportunity to take part in this year's races is the result of a joint project funded by Lerwick Port Authority, the SIC and BP on behalf of the... Read more...

Busy week for harbour

Busy week for harbour

20/06/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THIS week has seen an exceptional amount of activity at Lerwick Harbour.Aside from a great number of pleasure yachts berthing alongside, there have been four cruise ships at anchor.Tuesday saw two liners, the Albatross and Andrea, anchoring for a short time before carrying on their voyages.The... Read more...