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Daily Archives: July 25, 2008

Ferry trip with sting in tail …

Ferry trip with sting in tail …

25/07/2008, by in News

A LIVE scorpion measuring approx­i­mately 3cms long was discovered aboard the NorthLink ferry Hjaltland last Tuesday. The ferry was berthed in Aberdeen when a stewardess clean­ing one of the cabins found the scorpion in bedlinen at around 8.30am.The cabin where the scorpion was found was sealed... Read more...

NHS spends to make us exercise

NHS spends to make us exercise

25/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORA MAJOR drive designed to help people achieve and maintain an appropriate weight was approved by NHS chiefs this week.The strategy, which promotes a healthy diet and the right level of physical activity, should help people struggling with weight issues and boost self-esteem.A cas... Read more...

Petition launched over high ferry fares

Petition launched over high ferry fares

25/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

SHETLAND’S transport authority has joined forces with its Highland-based equivalent to seek a 40 per cent reduction in ferry fares across Scotland.Zetrans chairman Allan Wishart says the calls made on Monday by islanders in Argyll represent a fairer deal for passengers seeking to travel by boat.... Read more...

Viking starts search for 50 engineers

Viking starts search for 50 engineers

25/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSONSHETLANDERS with a head for heights could carve out lucrative careers with Viking Energy in future if the windfarm gets the go-ahead.The company is currently research­ing how it might help train many of the estimated 50 skilled engineers needed to keep the forest of 154 gia... Read more...

Fuel prices set to fall

Fuel prices set to fall

25/07/2008, by in News

PETROL and diesel prices will begin to fall in Shetland in the coming days after months of spiralling costs at the pumps.Many outlets are expected to cut their charges by nearly three pence a litre once they take delivery of new stock.The drop is the result of crude oil prices starting to fall o... Read more...

Trio of tankers

Trio of tankers

25/07/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

IT has been a reasonably quiet week at Sullom voe terminal this week with only three tankers visiting.Last Thursday the Ocean Lady left for Tranmere with a cargo of 83,391 tonnes.On Tuesday the Alfa Italia sailed for Rotterdam with a cargo of 90,693 tonnes.On Wednesday the Cosmic departed with... Read more...

Yachts in harbour

Yachts in harbour

25/07/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THE summer season is in full swing at Lerwick harbour with visiting yachts filling many berths alongside the regular fishing and oil related vessels.The majority of the yachts are from Norway although some have come from France, the Netherlands and Faroe. Last Thursday, the Lise and the Roa, both ... Read more...