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Daily Archives: August 29, 2008

Team to tackle Western Isles

Team to tackle Western Isles

29/08/2008, by in Sport

UPDATE 29/08/2008 15.30pm: MATCH CANCELLED DUE TO WESTERN ISLES TEAM BEING FOGBOUND IN STORNOWAY------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SHETLAND will play host to the Western Isles football team tonight for the BP International Island Games Trophy, fir... Read more...

High school: debate goes on

High school: debate goes on

29/08/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORALMOST 20 years after the SIC first began talking in earnest about a new Anderson High School for Lerwick, councillors were still debating where the new school should be built yesterday.Members of the services committee voted to press ahead with existing plans to build the develop... Read more...

Bressay’s answer to the Time Team

Bressay’s answer to the Time Team

29/08/2008, by in News

By LAURA FRIEDLANDERTWELVE months of working “flat out” brought about the opening of the Bronze Age Bressay – Cruester Burnt Mound project on Saturday.MSP Tavish Scott performed the official opening ceremony in front of a crowd of nearly 100 people. He cut the official “cord”, a bronz... Read more...

Positive report for college

Positive report for college

29/08/2008, by in Public Affairs

By PETER JOHNSONEDUCATION inspectors have given Shetland College a positive report card following a week-long review of the institute which found many weaknesses identified three years ago have been rectified.The report by HM Inspectorate of Education says that significant “cross-college” fa... Read more...

‘Fat map’ dismissed by experts

‘Fat map’ dismissed by experts

29/08/2008, by in News

A NEW “fat map” of the UK, which places Shetland at the top of the obesity charts, has come under fire this week.The map, created by Dr Foster Research, suggests the problem may be getting worse when compared with a similar map published two years ago.It shows that more than one in 10 patien... Read more...

Ferry fuel bill concern eases off

Ferry fuel bill concern eases off

29/08/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

FEARS that the council was facing a hike of up to £1.2 million in its fuel bill for ferries and buses this year have eased with the recent drop in the global oil price.Transport head Michael Craigie reported this week that the extra cost from rising prices earlier this year would now probably be ... Read more...

We’re the sunniest

We’re the sunniest

29/08/2008, by in

LERWICK has been the sunniest place in Britain this month, meteorologists said this week.The town had 136 hours of sunshine in the first 25 days of August, according to MeteoGroup UK, the weather division of the Press Association.It had far better weather than the second sunniest place in th... Read more...

SIC stands back from Unst house

SIC stands back from Unst house

29/08/2008, by in News

THE PROJECT to refurbish Belmont House is to receive no more cash from the council, having now been awarded almost £400,000 in public money.The restoration will cost an estimated £1.2m to complete and the SIC’s development committee last week approved another £100,000 grant, taking the total ... Read more...

Manual to end aid complaints

Manual to end aid complaints

29/08/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

A STATE aid manual for council staff involved in providing financial assistance for economic activities has been approved as the SIC seeks to get to grips with how it can and cannot use its £300m-plus of oil reserves to support local industries.The council has been the victim of a number of compl... Read more...

Win a Yaris in big CLAN raffle

Win a Yaris in big CLAN raffle

29/08/2008, by in News

THE CLAN Appeal is launching its grand raffle this weekend where the main prizes are a Toyota Yaris sponsored by Jim’s Garage, a return trip on a NorthLink ferry for a family to Aberdeen and a return trip by air to a major Scottish airport with Loganair/Flybe.Other prizes will be revealed on nex... Read more...

Waste must be stopped

Waste must be stopped

29/08/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

LARGE quantities of paper and food are being needlessly wasted in schools and council buildings, statistics released this week show.An average of 10kg of food is wasted per pupil at schools across Shetland, with the figure as high as 18kg in one particular school. A substantial amount of food is a... Read more...