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Daily Archives: July 18, 2008

Broch vandals could be caught on camera

Broch vandals could be caught on camera

18/07/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORHISTORIC Scotland will be asked to install CCTV cameras at Lerwick’s Clickimin Broch to help curb the wave of vandalism that has blighted the ancient monument.Members of the town’s community council agreed to request the cameras after the agency proposed sending education offic... Read more...

High school pupils may be decanted

High school pupils may be decanted

18/07/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORA FIFTH of Anderson High School pupils and staff could face being decanted into temporary accom­modation when work on the new school finally gets underway.Members of Lerwick Community Council heard this week that up to 20 per cent of those attending the school would have to move w... Read more...

MSP reports mixed reaction to Shucksmith

MSP reports mixed reaction to Shucksmith

18/07/2008, by in News

MSP Tavish Scott has written to environment minister Michael Russell to report to him the outcome of the four meetings he held last week to hear the views of Shetland crofters on the recommendations made in the Shucksmith report into the future of crofting.Mr Scott advised the minister that “the... Read more...

MoD deal for rock fall victim who took army to court

MoD deal for rock fall victim who took army to court

18/07/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA FORMER army cadet who took legal action against the Ministry of Defence after suffering serious facial injuries in a rock climbing accident has settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.Claire Huntington, 23, from Vallafield in Tingwall, claimed £20,000 compensation after bein... Read more...

Fans make it to Faroe after travel hitches

Fans make it to Faroe after travel hitches

18/07/2008, by in News

By MIRIAM BRETTA GROUP of 12 enormously dedicated Manchester City fans eventually made it to Faroe for a UEFA Cup qualifier this week, having at one stage feared they would be stranded in Lerwick for the match, thanks to the intervention of an airline and a tabloid newspaper.The enthusiastic bun... Read more...

Harbours shake-up on cards

Harbours shake-up on cards

18/07/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLA DOWNTURN in harbour activity at Sullom Voe means the SIC’s ports and harbours operation could be in line to be brought under the wing of the infrastructure services department, The Shetland Times can reveal. It was confirmed this week that the council’s chief executive Mor­ga... Read more...

Coastguards work on as strike continues

Coastguards work on as strike continues

18/07/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

By RYAN TAYLORSHETLAND’S coastguard workers will continue to work through a 48-hour strike scheduled to take place this weekend.Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will hold their two day strike from today in protest over pay and conditions.But while local coastguard wo... Read more...

Summer yachting season in full swing

Summer yachting season in full swing

18/07/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

LAST week proved to be busy once again for Lerwick Harbour, with the yachting season in full swing and a number of other vessels arriving.With summer upon us, a good number of sailors are arriving with their yachts. Lerwick Harbour typically saw 20 yachts in at any one time, usually from Norway or... Read more...

LPA officials re-appointed

LPA officials re-appointed

18/07/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

LERWICK Port Authority re-appointed its chairman and vice-chairman at its annual general meeting this week. Brian Anderson, part-owner of farming company GB & AM Anderson, who replaced former councillor Leonard Groat as chairman last year, had his term renewed for a further year. Vice-chairman a... Read more...

Times Past 18.07.08

Times Past 18.07.08

18/07/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGOOver £10,000 is to be spent on celebrating the Lerwick Town Hall centenary next month by Shetland Islands Council. Last Thursday the resources committee approved spending £10,293 on the occasion. The money will come from that committee’s contingency fund.Mr Chris Dowle said he wa... Read more...

Letter from Westminster 18.07.08

Letter from Westminster 18.07.08

18/07/2008, by in Features

AS MP for Orkney and Shetland I have many illustrious predecessors.Jim Wallace and Jo Grimond are perhaps among the best known to the current generation but there are others.One for whom I always have had a sneaking admiration is Cathcart Wason who was MP for Orkney and Shetland from 1900 un... Read more...