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Daily Archives: July 11, 2008

Tesco offers 10,000 lines at UK prices

Tesco offers 10,000 lines at UK prices

11/07/2008, by in News

By NEIL RIDDELLSUPERMARKET giant Tesco is to offer customers in Shetland 10,000 products at prices in line with its national pricing policy when its new store opens next week.The South Road store has under­gone a substantial makeover in recent weeks and is due to open its doors at 9am on Monday... Read more...

The oil is out there – help us get it

The oil is out there – help us get it

11/07/2008, by in News

By PAUL RIDDELLAN ADDITIONAL 15 billion bar­rels of oil and gas could be extracted from the North Sea and the Atlantic frontier west of Shetland than currently planned, according to the offshore industry’s umbrella body.But extracting these resources, worth an estimated £750 billion to the B... Read more...

Two top awards for eco-friendly garden

Two top awards for eco-friendly garden

11/07/2008, by in

A GARDEN containing Enviroglass recycled glass pavers has won two awards at a national exhibition.Clair Potter Designs, a small practice committed to sustainable and ecologically responsible design, teamed up with Enviroglass to enter the highly-acclaimed BBC Gardeners World Live at the NEC, Bir... Read more...

Curfews criticised in sheriff court

Curfews criticised in sheriff court

11/07/2008, by in News

A SHERIFF spoke out yesterday against moves that allow prison governors the freedom to release inmates on home detention curfews.Sheriff Graeme Napier criticised measures enacted by the Scottish Parliament to allow governors to release prisoners on curfew without recourse to the sentencing judge, ... Read more...

Bressay pitch planned

Bressay pitch planned

11/07/2008, by in Sport

By JIM TAITTHE SPORTS people of Bressay could have their first proper pitch to play on by 2010, if current plans achieve fruition.The proposed site is behind the council houses at Fullaburn, on land owned by Shetland Islands Council and the Church of Scotland. Both organisations have agreed ... Read more...

Education gets A+

Education gets A+

11/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORGOVERNMENT inspectors have given their backing to Shetland Islands Council’s education and psychology services in two positive reports.The HMIE published its findings this week following a series of inspections running from last December until February this year.Inspectors used... Read more...

CLAN set to launch major fund-raising effort

CLAN set to launch major fund-raising effort

11/07/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSA BIG fundraising effort is about to start to boost the coffers of a charity helping cancer sufferers and their loved ones when they go to Aberdeen.The money is needed for new premises for CLAN House, well-known as the home from home for Shetlanders needing somewhere to stay... Read more...

Dive vessel escorted to harbour

Dive vessel escorted to harbour

11/07/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

A DIVE vessel with 14 women on board was escorted into port after she began taking in water off Shetland on Sunday.The 22-metre Valkyrie issued a mayday call in bad weather soon after midday when she was approximately eight miles east of Sumburgh Head. The wooden boat was taking in water in rough ... Read more...

Harbour busy with influx of yachts

Harbour busy with influx of yachts

11/07/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

MORE than 30 visiting yachts arrived at Lerwick Harbour this week, making it one of the busiest times of the summer so far.The yachts were mainly from Norway, but there have been some from the UK, Germany and Holland, as well as one from Poland one from Finland. There were two from Sweden, one of ... Read more...

A big welcome back for Maxie Bain

A big welcome back for Maxie Bain

ARTIST Maxie Bain is back at the Bonhoga Gallery, no doubt repeat­ing the success of his last show in the venue.Again the paintings are all water­colours and here I must confess to an overwhelming obsession with this medium. For me and I suspect for most painters in watercolour it is because of ... Read more...