24th September 2018
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

Daily Archives: August 1, 2008

Sheriff tackles heroin menace

Sheriff tackles heroin menace

01/08/2008, by in News

A SHERIFF sent a strong signal to heroin dealers in Shetland this week that their activities will not be tolerated when he sent two men to prison, one for three years and the other for 20 months.Adam Turpin, 22, of Bruce Cres­cent, Lerwick, admitted supplying heroin between 13th September and 13t... Read more...

July sun shines as temperatures soar

July sun shines as temperatures soar

01/08/2008, by in News

BEACHES around the isles were unusually busy as Shetland enjoyed hours of hot sunshine for much of this week, with Tuesday recorded as the warmest day of the year so far.According to the Met Office, Lerwick recorded a high of 20.8C on Tuesday afternoon, six degrees higher than the July average. Th... Read more...

Fears voiced over schools’ future

Fears voiced over schools’ future

01/08/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORSHETLAND Islands Council may attempt to close schools in rural areas ahead of a new government policy aimed at saving them, according to community leaders in Yell.They say the SIC’s forthcoming blueprint for education could put primary schools at risk of closure.Chairman of Cul... Read more...

Scatsta work set to begin over year late

Scatsta work set to begin over year late

01/08/2008, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONTHE OIL industry is more than a year late starting major improvements to Scatsta Airport despite having bounced SIC councillors into lending £8 million of public money for the works as a matter of urgency.Members of the board of the Shetland Charitable Trust property arm Sl... Read more...

Museum gets new nomination

Museum gets new nomination

01/08/2008, by in News

THE new Shetland Museum and Archives is up against cultural buildings from as far away as Japan and Australia in a global architecture competition.The World Architecture Festival, being held for the first time this year, will give awards for prestigious buildings completed in the last 18 months.... Read more...

Gibson wins architectural awards

Gibson wins architectural awards

01/08/2008, by in News

RICHARD Gibson Architects won both prizes in the regional awards for Orkney and Shetland of the new Inverness Architectural Association awards this week.The company secured the honours in the new buildings category for the House at West Shore, Walls, and in the new life for old buildings category ... Read more...

Faster broadband for Yell may cut back commuting

Faster broadband for Yell may cut back commuting

01/08/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORSUPER fast internet connections will soon be a reality in Yell, helping workers tired with the daily drudge of commuting to Lerwick put in a day’s work without leaving their home area.Faster broadband will soon be installed in the Initiative at the Edge office in Sellafirth as pa... Read more...

Library has a sister in Crawford County

Library has a sister in Crawford County

01/08/2008, by in News

SHETLAND Library now has a “sister library” in the USA. The Ameri­can Library Association is encouraging US libraries to form partnerships with libraries in other countries to “promote the concept of a global community of lib­raries”.Bambi Mansfield, the library director for Crawford Cou... Read more...

Seen any sea beans?

Seen any sea beans?

01/08/2008, by in

SWIMMING through milk could be the nearest experience to standing on a ridge in a Shetland summer fog. Swirls and clouds of whiteness surround you; opaque landscapes emerge through the pale curtains, become briefly distinct, then fade and vanish. In the lee, the sun’s warmth suffuses the damp air ... Read more...

Youngsters enjoy seas around us

Youngsters enjoy seas around us

01/08/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

ALMOST 1,100 people visited the NAFC Marine Centre’s “Seas Around Us” project this summer. The figure, announced on Tuesday, confirms that this initiative is a firm favourite with schools, play groups, nursery and play schemes, as well as the general public.Established to give local school c... Read more...

Tall ships come to Lerwick

Tall ships come to Lerwick

01/08/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

SUMMER is in full swing at Lerwick Harbour, with around six visiting yacht arrivals daily. This, coupled with the normal harbour traffic, has made for a very busy week.One cruise liner, the 206 metre Albatros, arrived on Saturday from Bremerhaven and sailed to Reykjavik.And in the small boat har... Read more...