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Daily Archives: September 12, 2008

Golden age of spending over

Golden age of spending over

12/09/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSONTHE COUNCIL’S golden days of spend, spend, spend are coming to an end with tough decisions looming in the very near future.Councillors were told this week they will have to start rationing their building plans for future years to cope with a 25 per cent cut in their capit... Read more...

Cancer appeal rises above £30,000 mark

Cancer appeal rises above £30,000 mark

12/09/2008, by in News

THE TOTAL raised towards the CLAN appeal now stands at £30,533, with many events held this week boosting the coffers.The Lerwick branch of the Royal British Legion contributed £2,500 from various fundraising events.A sum of £570 was donated by the Ness Boating Club, which held a quiz night in... Read more...

Report was a ‘breath of fresh air’ for farmers

Report was a ‘breath of fresh air’ for farmers

12/09/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA WEIGHTY report into the future of Scotland’s hill and island communities was described this week as “a breath of fresh air” by one of Shetland’s leading agricultural figures.Farmer Ronnie Eunson said the recommendations by the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s report into... Read more...

Post offices close

Post offices close

12/09/2008, by in Public Affairs

THE POST office at Levenwick in the south mainland closed for the last time on Tuesday.The post office, which is housed within Midway Stores, was earmarked for closure earlier in the year. A public consultation period, in which a vigorous local campaign to retain the post office was launched, fail... Read more...

Lung victim meets health chiefs

Lung victim meets health chiefs

12/09/2008, by in News

A MAN who had surgery to remove a lung following a mistaken cancer diagnosis has now met health chiefs from NHS Grampian.Former firefighter Laurie Ball, 58, from Mossbank, was featured in The Shetland Times last month. He was claiming compensation for the error, which cost him his health and his j... Read more...

West oil plan

West oil plan

12/09/2008, by in News

OIL companies operating to the west of Shetland are looking into developing the Amos field as a satellite to the Schiehallion floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).US firm Hess found an oil accumulation just 4 km south of the BP-operated FPSO in April, and this well is being eva... Read more...

Barbara is head

Barbara is head

12/09/2008, by in Public Affairs

THE NEW headteacher at Aith Junior High School is to be Barbara Morris, the current depute head.Mrs Morris will take up her appointment when Jim Nicolson, who has been headteacher at Aith for the past six years, retires in October.Mrs Morris said: “It is a privilege to be involved in the activ... Read more...

Webcam could solve broch crime

Webcam could solve broch crime

12/09/2008, by in News

HISTORIC Scotland should be told to pay for a camera to stand watch over Clickimin Broch for vandals, according to SIC councillor Jonathan Wills.He told Lerwick Community Council on Monday it should write to the government heritage agency telling it to look after the monument in its care. He accus... Read more...

Protest at Crown Estate

Protest at Crown Estate

12/09/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

COUNCILLORS are to sign up to a political protest from the Highlands and Islands against the Crown Estate.The SIC has long called for the London-based body to have its controls over use of the foreshore and seabed removed but to no avail. The current Scottish government is now showing willing to c... Read more...

Flying success

Flying success

12/09/2008, by in News

SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has welcomed the outcome of the independent survey into the Air Discount Scheme (ADS), a scheme he introduced when Transport Minister. The survey shows that the scheme has been a resounding success.Mr Scott said: “I know from the regular feedback I get from constituents... Read more...