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Daily Archives: July 4, 2008

Scott poised to lead LibDems

Scott poised to lead LibDems

04/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLSHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has been installed as favourite in the race to replace Nicol Stephen as the leader of the Liberal Democrats in Scotland and is expected to throw his hat into the ring early next week.Mr Stephen resigned on Wednesday, claiming the role was putting too ... Read more...

A man of strong beliefs

A man of strong beliefs

04/07/2008, by in News

BY JOHN ROBERTSONIF THERE is one thing certain about Stuart Hill it is his ability to generate headlines, although he will need to be careful to avoid a final curtain call for himself on the treacherous waters of Papa Sound. This is, after all, Captain Calamity, a man popular myth suggests shoul... Read more...

Trustees still let money go up in smoke

Trustees still let money go up in smoke

04/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLA RENEWED call for Shetland Charitable Trust to cease investing in tobacco companies was rejected by trustees this week.For the third time councillor-trustee Gussie Angus called for the trust to move away from any financial involvement in the tobacco industry, which he has des... Read more...

Glover shown ecological films

Glover shown ecological films

04/07/2008, by in

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSPUPILS from four junior high schools showed ecological films to chief scientific adviser to the Scottish government Anne Glover this week as part of a sustainable development and climate change project.Introducing the four short films, made by pupils from Aith, Scal­loway, ... Read more...

Boost for windfarm case

Boost for windfarm case

04/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

THE COMPANY behind Shetland’s giant proposed windfarm says its case has been boosted by a study showing the polluting effects of digging peat and constructing turbines can be cancelled out by their green power in less than three years.However, anti-windfarm campaigners said even this best-case s... Read more...

Public money handed over to Millgaet Media

Public money handed over to Millgaet Media

04/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORTHE MEDIA organisation built up by businessman and photo­grapher Malcolm Younger will benefit from a quarter of a million pound investment of public money from Shetland Development Trust.The cash injection is being made to transform the business, created in 2004, into a limited co... Read more...

Crofters denied sight of report

Crofters denied sight of report

04/07/2008, by in News

THE SCOTTISH Government is refusing to send a copy of a major report on crofting to local crofters, according to isles MSP Tavish Scott.He said he had received a letter from environment minister Mike Russell, which stated that it would not be the best use of public funds.Mr Scott will chair a se... Read more...

Times online

Times online

04/07/2008, by in News

THE Shetland Times Ltd is updating its online service following mali­cious attacks on its long standing website shetlandtoday.co.uk.Twice over the past three weeks the website has had to be taken offline and the attacks have necessitated a change in hosting provision.The shetlandtoday portal, w... Read more...

Busy week for harbour

Busy week for harbour

04/07/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

A BUSY time at Lerwick Harbour has been dominated by decommissioning-related work and the arrival of 35 visiting yachts in the past seven days.The 122m H-404 barge was at Alexandra Wharf from last Friday and was towed out to the Hutton Field by the Panama-registered tug Retriever and the Antigua-r... Read more...

Meet the neighbours

Meet the neighbours

04/07/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

MORE than 300 children from primary schools, nurseries and playgroups, along with 50 staff, have visited the Seas Around Us project at the NAFC Marine Centre over the past six weeks.With two special open afternoons tying in with the RSPB Nature Week on 8th and 10th July and the open day on 17th Ju... Read more...

Shellfish company wins top business award

Shellfish company wins top business award

04/07/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

SHELLFISH company North Atlantic Shellfish Ltd scooped the business development award at the Crown Estate Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards in Edinburgh last week.This is the first year that shellfish companies have been included in the awards, which celebrate the top performers in Scottish aquac... Read more...

Back home, Chris raises the roof

Back home, Chris raises the roof

Chris Stout’s Run North Tour, Fair Isle Hall, Friday, 27th June. BY Kathy CoullWHEN Chris Stout plays on Fair Isle soil there is an atmosphere as powerful as any felt in the concert halls of the world.Last Friday he was met by a throng of relatives, friends and associates, all happy and excite... Read more...