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Daily Archives: August 22, 2008

CLAN appeal snowballs

CLAN appeal snowballs

22/08/2008, by in News

FUNDRAISING manager of the cancer support charity CLAN Susan Crighton and finance manager Susan Christie were in Shetland this week to lend their support to the Shetland appeal.The Shetland fundraising effort for new premises for the Aberdeen-based cancer charity is currently in its fourth week and ... Read more...

Mareel money wins approval

Mareel money wins approval

22/08/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLSHETLAND’S proposed cinema and music venue will be built if funding from the EU is approved at the end of this month after a last-ditch attempt to derail the project failed yesterday.The SIC’s development committee appro­ved a £965,000 grant towards the project by a margin ... Read more...

Olympic flags raised to mark handover of games

Olympic flags raised to mark handover of games

22/08/2008, by in News

THEY may not be taking place until 2012, but preparations are already underway in Shetland for the London Olympics.This weekend will see two Olympic flags raised in the isles, to commemorate the handover of the games from China to the UK.A flag bearing the Olympic rings will be raised at the B... Read more...

Times Past 22.08.08

Times Past 22.08.08

22/08/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGOA kit house and building supplies business in Renfrewshire has been strongly criticised by several local couples who complain of long delays in delivery of orders. One couple waited a year before their kit house was delivered, another couple are still waiting for new windows five mon... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh 22.08.08

Letter from Edinburgh 22.08.08

22/08/2008, by in Features

CYCLIST Chris Hoy is the hero of the hour. The country’s triple Olym­pic champion is encouraging young and old to get on their bikes and take to the road.There are various madcap sche­mes to convert silage sheds into velodromes but that may not come to pass. But the proposal to name the Glas... Read more...

New fisheries college boss named

New fisheries college boss named

22/08/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THE TRUSTEES of the NAFC Marine Centre in Scalloway appointed David Gray as the new director of the centre yesterday.A marine biologist, he is currently Dean of Faculty at the University of Derby in Buxton, England. He has an honours degree from the School of Ocean Sciences at the University Colle... Read more...

Freight service plan hit by funding delay

Freight service plan hit by funding delay

22/08/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

By RYAN TAYLORPLANS to launch a new freight ferry service connecting Shetland with Norway are hanging in the balance because of a delay in European funding.Local businessman John White says his hopes of launching the new project, which could see Shetland act as a cargo hub for Europe, have been... Read more...

Decline in yacht trade as summer departs

Decline in yacht trade as summer departs

22/08/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THERE have been fewer yachts and cruise ships visiting the harbour this week as the summer draws to a close, although the harbour has still been very busy with other traffic.Around a dozen yachts visited, the furthest travelled being the Threshold from the USA, which arrived on Tuesday from Alesun... Read more...

Views from the Scord 22.08.08

Views from the Scord 22.08.08

22/08/2008, by in Features

Quiet harbourIT WAS an exceptionally quiet period in Scalloway Harbour in the week to Friday.For the second week in a row most of the activity was provided by the Ronja Settler, fishing vessels and small craft.The quiet period is thought to be largely a consequence of the particularly f... Read more...