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Daily Archives: June 27, 2008

Mareel: now the work begins

Mareel: now the work begins

27/06/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLTENDERS are to be invited to build Shetland’s £9.2m cinema and music venue from Monday after councillors this week voted to renew the SIC’s commitment to the Mareel project following a dramatic debate.If all goes according to plan for Shetland Arts – which is still waiting ... Read more...

Bell’s Brae under fire from inspectors

Bell’s Brae under fire from inspectors

27/06/2008, by in Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORTHE headteacher of Bell’s Brae Primary School in Lerwick has defended her leadership after it came under fire in a government inspection report.Margaret Rorie said some aspects of the inspectors’ findings, published this week following a visit in March, appeared to be contradic... Read more...

Talks to be held to avert further Sumburgh strikes

Talks to be held to avert further Sumburgh strikes

27/06/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORHIGH LEVEL talks will take place next week in a bid to avert a second day of strike action at Sumburgh Airport.Officials from the public services union Unite will meet with management of HIAL in the hope an agreement can be struck preventing airports in the north from grinding to a... Read more...

Low turnout for meeting over quotas

Low turnout for meeting over quotas

27/06/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

By MARK BURGESSTHE SCOTTISH Government had officials in Shetland this week to meet with and inform fishing representatives and the general public about the current consultation process over alterating the fishing quota and licensing systems.The NAFC Marine Centre lecture theatre saw a partic... Read more...

NHS still going strong after 60 years

NHS still going strong after 60 years

27/06/2008, by in Features

The National Health Service celebrates its 60th birthday on 5th July. Rosalind Griffiths begins a two-part series by taking a look at the history of hospital provision in Shetland. Next week she will be speaking to some of the people who have worked in the service over the years.THE INTRODUCTION o... Read more...

Times Past 27.06.08

Times Past 27.06.08

27/06/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGOShetland Islands Council has won its fight to stop Scottish secretary George Younger imposing a £3.7 million cut in this year’s budget.On Wednesday Mr Younger announced he would be taking no action against the SIC for being 46 per cent over the government guide­line spending limi... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh 27.06.08

Letter from Edinburgh 27.06.08

27/06/2008, by in Features

The end of term feel is in the air. MSPs concluded parliamentary busi­ness this week with a debate on flooding… oh and a Standards Com­mittee investigation into Labour leader Wendy Alexander. Watching the activity in Edinburgh this week was Yell man Jonathan Williamson, who is a third year... Read more...

My favourite place

My favourite place

27/06/2008, by in Features

ROUND the world yachtsman Andrew Halcrow is based in Burra. Although his sailing exploits have taken him all over the world, he still finds solace and inspiration at a beautiful beach close to his home.What is your favourite place in Shetland? There are so many great places in Shetland I’ve been... Read more...

Views from the Scord 27.06.08

Views from the Scord 27.06.08

27/06/2008, by in Features

Angling newsThe Scalloway Boating Club Angling section had two competitions this weekend. The first, on Friday night, was the Ian Umphray Memorial Eela with only coalfish, pollack and mackerel counting toward landed weights. Ten anglers took part for a total catch of 92lb. In the men’s competiti... Read more...

Dellin inta da past 27.06.08

Dellin inta da past 27.06.08

27/06/2008, by in Features

Jigsaws in BressayTHE BRESSAY History Group’s project to excavate and relocate the burnt mound at Cruester to the Bressay Heritage Centre took another step forward this week. The first stones have now been moved to their new location. Each stone has been numbered and photographed in its positi... Read more...

Isles Views 27.06.08

Isles Views 27.06.08

27/06/2008, by in Features

By Lawrence TullochRural Seaside AwardsTwo of the most beautiful beaches in the North Isles have received Rural Seaside Awards. The Sands of Breckon was recognised recently and now Tresta in Fetlar has been successful as well.Those awards are not lightly given and any beach, even to be conside... Read more...

Steering Column 27.06.08

Steering Column 27.06.08

27/06/2008, by in Features

Nobody does it better Mazda is the best car maker in the world. That’s not just a throwaway load of old opinionated tosh, it’s what those objectively minded analysts at Which? have decided is the case. In this, the second annual Which? awards, Mazda managed to push the last winners, Toyota, in... Read more...

In the garden

In the garden

27/06/2008, by in

A COUPLE of days before sum­mer’s official beginning, summer rapidly turned to winter, and has, more or less, remained there since.All growth seems to have come to a standstill, and a week ago I rushed around fitting cloches over my courgettes, just about to set their first fruits, and placin... Read more...