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Daily Archives: August 8, 2008

Few flights to be cut

Few flights to be cut

08/08/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORFLIGHTS to and from Shetland have largely escaped Loganair’s plans to cut back its summer schedule in the face of rising fuel prices.Fears had been voiced that the airline’s service to the isles could face severe disruption as it struggled to combat increasingly expensive runni... Read more...

Fair Isle golf course comes out of the bunker

Fair Isle golf course comes out of the bunker

08/08/2008, by in Sport

LIGHTHOUSE keepers brought with them many things to help survive when stationed on Fair Isle. One of the lesser known traditions was golf.The six-hole course on the Skaddan grounds at the South Lighthouse has been restored by one of the isle’s newest residents, Tommy Hyndman.The course was on ... Read more...

Response team leaves under a cloud

Response team leaves under a cloud

08/08/2008, by in Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORA TEAM set up to reinvigorate the economy in Unst has come under fire from some of the very businesses it was designed to help. The Unst Response Team was established by Shetland Enterprise after the RAF closed its Saxa Vord base three years ago. Community leaders in the North Isles ... Read more...

Times Past 08.08.08

Times Past 08.08.08

08/08/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGOSecondary school pupils from the Skerries will not be forced to go to school in Lerwick – the secondary department at the island’s school is to remain open.This was announced on Monday by the SIC education committee chairman Mr Bill Smith following his review of the school’s f... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh 08.08.08

Letter from Edinburgh 08.08.08

08/08/2008, by in Features

IT IS exam results week. I appreciate the angst and dread as Tuesday approached with the arrival of the postie.A big hand by the way to Shetland’s mail services for delivering the A4 sized envelope to students across the isles.These were the ones who had opted for the results to arrive the... Read more...

Hazardous pipe brought ashore

Hazardous pipe brought ashore

08/08/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

A LARGE metal pipe from a barge wreck off the Bard of Bressay had to be taken ashore for scrapping this week.Harbour tug the Knab retrieved the 26m pipe, the top end of which was just below the surface, on Wednesday morning because of the danger it posed to passing vessels after it was first repor... Read more...

Jillian’s star turn on TV

Jillian’s star turn on TV

MORE details have emerged about the American TV show West Side singer Jillian Isbister is to star in.The Shetland Times revealed in June that she had been chosen to perform along with a group of Scottish singers in the music special to be made in Glasgow next week and screened coast-to-coast on th... Read more...

Views from the Scord 08.08.08

Views from the Scord 08.08.08

08/08/2008, by in Features

Scalloway bornA recent visitor to Scalloway was completing a unique homecoming to the village, having been born here in 1945. Jan With and his wife Phyllis had travelled from their home in British Columbia, Canada, to retrace the earliest times of Jan’s life, starting with his birth in the cotta... Read more...

Whales are fewer

Whales are fewer

08/08/2008, by in

WHALE numbers in Shetland waters have declined rapidly over the last century because of hunting, ac-cording to one campaigner with a vested interest in cetaceans.Shetlander Willie Mackenzie said the island’s make-up had been altered forever because of the whaling industry which once thrived on t... Read more...

North Mainland Notes 08.08.08

North Mainland Notes 08.08.08

08/08/2008, by in Features

Shetland sheepMEMBERS of the Shetland Sheep Society, based on the UK mainland, are here for a week long visit to help celebrate 80 years of the Shetland Flock Book Trust and learn more about Shetland sheep in their native isles.As part of the trip the group of around 30 will visit various flocks... Read more...